Horticulture - Propagation by division
Division is a simple means of vegetative propagation for plants that produce suckers, stolons, bulbs, tubers or rhizomes.
To propagate by division, dig up the plant and divide it carefully using a spade or secateurs. The newly divided portions of plant are potted into appropriate potting media, containing controlled release fertiliser.
Plants that are easily divided often have fleshy bulbs or tubers that can easily rot, like, for example, those from the Goodeniaceae family.
Newly divided plants in the Gardens are moved to the production part of the nursery, where there is no extra humidification, to let the plants establish new roots in a suitably dry environment.
During the next planting cycle, the newly divided plants will be planted into the open grounds of the Gardens.