Can I cut and re-pot the off-shoots?
I live in South Island NZ. This is a very old plant (don't know what it is) which lived on my parent's indoor stair landing for many years. I have had it for about 5 years, and have repotted it twice. It's outside and has tripled in size since. It is in a sheltered corner during winter and I move it to full sun in the spring. What is it? Can I remove the off shoots for re-potting?
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From the photos, I believe it is a variegated variety of "cabbage palm" (Cordyline australis), a NZ native and I understand a useful plant in Maori culture and an emergency food plant for early European settlers, hence the common name cabbage palm. But it's not a true palm.
Yes you can separate and plant the offshoots.