Propagate bulbs by division

Propagate bulbs by division

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Bulb, tuber or rhizome plants can also be propagated by division of these underground organs; this type of propagation has the advantage of keeping the characteristics of the flower intact and moreover 3-4 new plants can be obtained from a single bulb, tuber or rhizome.

We proceed by unearthing the bulb, or tuber or rhizome and washing it carefully, in order to better observe its shape.

With a clean and sharp grafting knife we ​​proceed by cutting our tuber into pieces, not excessively small; it is essential that each piece of tuber has a bud in it, or that each piece of rhizome has some part of filamentous root. As for the bulbs, on the other hand, this type of propagation is carried out only with bulbs with fleshy scales (lilies, fritillaries), and they are divided simply by detaching the individual scales with the hands.

Once we have our portions, sprinkle them with a fungicide and bury them in a good, slightly moist soil, to be kept in a bright but not excessively sunny place.

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