Multiply Indoor Plants
Get fast results by separating small offsets from a full-size parent
The fastest, most economical way to produce new houseplants is to divide them from existing ones. This technique works well with the commonly available indoor plants listed below. They multiply by offsets―little plants that form along the sides of the parent. The offsets are usually connected to the parent by a single root that’s easy to sever.
You can replant the offsets in smaller pots to display around the house or to give as gifts. Or you could organize a party to make dozens of small potted plants to sell as fund-raisers for schools or garden clubs.
How many offspring can you part from a parent? We separated three Chinese evergreen plants from a single parent. We know of one gardener who netted 14 new plants from a single Spathiphyllum in a 6-inch pot that cost $6.95 at the supermarket.