Best Houseplants that Grow from Division
1. African Violet
Dividing Saintpaulia is an excellent method to have more plants in your home. Separate suckers or pups from the plant, and grow them in separate pots. You can also grow it from leaves, and we have a great article on it here.
Botanical Name: Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum
The shiny dark green foliage of Philodendron can bring a tropical touch with its exotic beauty. While dividing, make sure each plant has sufficient roots and stems.
3. Cast-Iron Plant
Botanical Name: Aspidistra elatior
This hard-to-kill houseplant is popular for elegant dark green foliage. You can increase the number by division, keep the soil moist until the newly divided plant has new growth.
4. Peace Lily
Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum
You can divide a single peace lily plant many times as most of its leaves grow directly out of the soil. Remove a small section or split the whole plant in half and grow it in pots.
5. Asparagus Fern
Botanical Name: Protasparagus densiflorus
If your asparagus fern has outgrown its planter, you can split it into many. Transplant every division into the fresh potting mix and water deeply after the division.
6. Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata
You can multiply the amazing snake plant by division method easily. Just remove the pups from the plant and propagate them in a wide pot filled with well-draining soil.
7. Boston Fern
Botanical Name: Nephrolepis exaltata
You can propagate Boston fern by dividing roots. Use a sharp knife to cut the root ball into sections, and propagate in a well-draining potting mix.
8. Aloe Vera
Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis miller
For dividing aloe vera, cut the root ball in half, and your new plant is ready to plant! You can do this by removing offsets too.
9. Areca Palm
Botanical Name: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
This air-purifying plant can be propagated by division. Just cut the offshoots from the base of the plant, and you will have a new plant to pot!
10. Chinese Evergreen
Botanical Name: Aglaonema
Aglaonema plants can be divided during repotting or transplanting. If the plant is root bound, take a knife and make a vertical cut through the root and soil.
11. Spider Plant
Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum
Spider plants outgrow their pot very fast, and you can divide them when their roots get crowded. Repot each section into a new pot using well-draining soil.
Botanical Name: Anthurium
Also known as a flamingo flower, you can divide the plant easily by cutting the offshoots from the mother plant and repotting them in pots.
Botanical Name: Bromeliaceae
You can divide bromeliad with pups or offsets. Separate them from the mother plant and repot. Wait until pups grow up to one-third of the mother plant before dividing.
14. Bird of Paradise
Botanical Name: Strelitzia reginae
Slice a piece of rhizome with a sharp knife. Apply some rooting hormone on an open cut, place each division in a clean pot. Make sure each division has a fan attached with roots.
Botanical Name: Orchidaceae
You can propagate orchids sexually and asexually–the division method is asexual. Divide orchids by cutting the sections through the rhizome with a sharp knife.
Botanical Name: Caladium
Divide the tubers in spring before planting, slice them into pieces that include at least one eye, let the pieces dry for few days before planting.
17. Jade Plant
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata
Jade plant division is easy. Divide it at the time of re-potting by making a cut with a sterile knife between the stems. Make sure some roots are attached to each division.
18. Parlor Palm
Botanical Name: Chamaedorea elegans
You can propagate it by dividing the clumps of stems. Separate a healthy established stem with its own root and plant it in a new pot with a potting mix.