Q.Hawaiian Ti Plant
I have a ti plant that my husband gave to his mom in 1975 from Disneyland. I had a sprout from her and have had it for 20 years.
The big root ball outgrew 4 pots and it got huge. However, when we bought our house 3 years ago, it didn’t do so good so I cut the entire plant and repotted the root ball. We have soft water.
It grew fast again but I should have buried it deeper. It has grown where the root ball bulb is now exposed.
So, this is my question. Can I cut the root ball in half and then repot in the soil making two separate plants?
I used to have an asparagus fern that go so big that I read I could cut it. I did and the two plants did very well.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
If there are multiple shoots, then this can be the best way to save an old plant. That is very impressive that it has been around for that long. You can always regenerate it by splitting it, as long both segments have roots, and a top. You can also take cuttings and force roots, but dividing will always be more effective.
Here is an article for more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ti-plant/growing-hawaiian-ti-plant-indoors.htm