Can you split a Peace Lily?
Can you split a Peace Lily? Yes you can, in fact this is the most common way of propagating this plant. Peace Lilies can’t be propagated via cuttings and instead are done so by root division which is also called ‘splitting.’ As Peace Lilies grow they will put out new shoots of growth from the soil that are separate from the mother plant but attached with roots. These are the parts of the plant that can be split.
How To Split A Peace Lily
Now we’ve addressed the question ‘can you split a Peace Lily?’ Let’s have a look at how this can be done. Firstly you need to take your plant out of its pot. Do this slowly squeezing the sides of the pot to help loosen the soil and get the plant moving. You don’t want to just grab the plant and pull of you could break roots, foliage or worse.
Once you have your plant, gently knead away the soil from the section your want to separate. Some of the roots of the new section may be attached to the original plant but it should have its own root system in place. Be very careful as you separate the roots being careful not to break any of the thicker roots. If the smaller roots get broken at this point that’s ok but try to keep as many in tact as possible.
Once you have your new section repot it into the same type of potting mix you used for your original plant and put the mother plant back in its pot. As this is a Peace Lily it will need watering often and the new section of plant is no exception. Find a good bright spot for it away from direct sunlight, ideally a bathroom or kitchen and you’re good to go with your new plant.
So to summarise: Can you split a Peace Lily? Yes you most certainly can and you’ll have another beautiful plant as a result.
When Can I Split My Peace Lily?
It is better to do any splitting of your Peace Lily during the growing season so that your plant has time to adjust to its new pot before the winter months set in. Wait until your plant has put out lots of new shoots of growth and the pot looks full. Once the roots are filling the pot and shoots of Peace Lily are everywhere then this would be a good time to take your plant out of its pot and split it.
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