In this post I will give an example of using the root division method of plant propagation, applying it to the wild ginger that grows abundantly in our area.
As we move through our series of plant propagation questions with the ginger plant (and if you missed that post, check it out here!) we see that there’s not much really happening above ground. This suggests the root division method of plant propagation.
As you look at the roots (or rhizomes, in this case), you notice that there are both small shoots and a big root bulb. See where a shoot could come out and break or cut there. Rootlets can be trimmed back to allow for more shoot growth, and then the bit of root is planted. The ginger root can be planted either directly into its habitat, or into a box for later transplant.
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