How to divide a houseplant

How to divide a houseplant

Alan Titchmarsh demonstrates how to reinvigorate clump-forming houseplants like peace lilies and spider plants.

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Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) are a classic example of houseplants that can be divided into several smaller plants, giving you new plants for free.

Most clump-formers, including anthuriums, spider plants (Chlorophytum) and zebra plants (Calathea), can also be divided this way. While you’re propagating your houseplant, take this chance to inspect the leaves and stems for any signs of pests, such as scale insects and mealybugs.

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