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Plant Care Instructions By Ken Andersen

Platycerium is the family of ferns we know as \'Stag Horn Ferns\'. They are native to different parts of the world, mostly Australia, Africa, South America, New Guinea and Southeast Asia. Most are quite easy to grow in southern California, requiring only a little extra care. Most people grow them on boards of Cedar or Redwood. These ferns will usually grow well if placed in an area with part shade most of the day. A little \'full sun\' is usually OK for just an hour or two, but if they get too much sun their leaves may be a little yellow, a lot of sun will burn the leaves. As you get further inland, and thus into hotter and dryer weather, they will require more shade.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Buy

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).
    2. Fertilize

    We recommend using \"GroPower Tablets\" about 4 times a year to fertilize them, to make the plant grow faster and have larger fronds. Regular \"GroPower\" works well also, but you should probably apply it more often, perhaps monthly for best results. They can live a long time without any plant food, but the fronds will be smaller and lighter green. They just look a lot better with regular feeding. In the wild, they are primarily fed with bird droppings when they grow in the trees.
    3. Water

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler if rains don\'t provide enough water; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.
    4. Protect

    Protect from frost during colder months.
    5. Propagate

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.
    February
    1. Buy

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).
    2. Water

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler if rains don\'t provide enough water; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.
    3. Protect

    Protect from frost during colder months.
    4. Propagate

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.
    March
    1. Buy

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).
    2. Water

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler if rains don\'t provide enough water; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.
    3. Protect

    Protect from frost during colder months.
    4. Propagate

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.
    April
    1. Buy

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).
    2. Fertilize

    We recommend using \"GroPower Tablets\" about 4 times a year to fertilize them, to make the plant grow faster and have larger fronds. Regular \"GroPower\" works well also, but you should probably apply it more often, perhaps monthly for best results. They can live a long time without any plant food, but the fronds will be smaller and lighter green. They just look a lot better with regular feeding. In the wild, they are primarily fed with bird droppings when they grow in the trees.
    3. Water

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.
    4. Propagate

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.
    May
    1. Buy

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).
    2. Water

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.
    3. Protect

    Protect from too much direct sun. These ferns will usually grow well if placed in an area with part shade most of the day. A little \'full sun\' is usually OK for just an hour or two, but if they get too much sun their leaves may be a little yellow, a lot of sun will burn the leaves. As you get further inland, and thus into hotter and dryer weather, they will require more shade.
    4. Propagate

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.
    June
    1. Buy

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).
    2. Water

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.
    3. Protect

    Protect from too much direct sun. These ferns will usually grow well if placed in an area with part shade most of the day. A little \'full sun\' is usually OK for just an hour or two, but if they get too much sun their leaves may be a little yellow, a lot of sun will burn the leaves. As you get further inland, and thus into hotter and dryer weather, they will require more shade.
    4. Propagate

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.
    July
    1. Buy

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).
    2. Fertilize

    We recommend using \"GroPower Tablets\" about 4 times a year to fertilize them, to make the plant grow faster and have larger fronds. Regular \"GroPower\" works well also, but you should probably apply it more often, perhaps monthly for best results. They can live a long time without any plant food, but the fronds will be smaller and lighter green. They just look a lot better with regular feeding. In the wild, they are primarily fed with bird droppings when they grow in the trees.
    3. Water

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.
    4. Protect

    Protect from too much direct sun. These ferns will usually grow well if placed in an area with part shade most of the day. A little \'full sun\' is usually OK for just an hour or two, but if they get too much sun their leaves may be a little yellow, a lot of sun will burn the leaves. As you get further inland, and thus into hotter and dryer weather, they will require more shade.
    5. Propagate

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.
    August
    1. Buy

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).
    2. Water

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.
    3. Protect

    Protect from too much direct sun. These ferns will usually grow well if placed in an area with part shade most of the day. A little \'full sun\' is usually OK for just an hour or two, but if they get too much sun their leaves may be a little yellow, a lot of sun will burn the leaves. As you get further inland, and thus into hotter and dryer weather, they will require more shade.
    4. Propagate

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.
    September
    1. Buy

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).
    2. Water

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.
    3. Protect

    Protect from too much direct sun. These ferns will usually grow well if placed in an area with part shade most of the day. A little \'full sun\' is usually OK for just an hour or two, but if they get too much sun their leaves may be a little yellow, a lot of sun will burn the leaves. As you get further inland, and thus into hotter and dryer weather, they will require more shade.
    4. Propagate

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.
    October
    1. Buy

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).
    2. Fertilize

    We recommend using \"GroPower Tablets\" about 4 times a year to fertilize them, to make the plant grow faster and have larger fronds. Regular \"GroPower\" works well also, but you should probably apply it more often, perhaps monthly for best results. They can live a long time without any plant food, but the fronds will be smaller and lighter green. They just look a lot better with regular feeding. In the wild, they are primarily fed with bird droppings when they grow in the trees.
    3. Water

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.
    4. Protect

    Protect from frost during colder months.
    5. Propagate

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.
    November
    1. Buy

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).
    2. Water

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.
    3. Protect

    Protect from frost during colder months.
    4. Propagate

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.
    December
    1. Buy

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).
    2. Water

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler if rains don\'t provide enough water; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.
    3. Protect

    Protect from frost during colder months.
    4. Propagate

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    January

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).

    February

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).

    March

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).

    April

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).

    May

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).

    June

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).

    July

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).

    August

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).

    September

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).

    October

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).

    November

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).

    December

    Platyceriums are available year round at both of our nurseries, please call for availability (San Diego (619)224-8271 or Poway (858)513-4900).

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    January

    We recommend using \"GroPower Tablets\" about 4 times a year to fertilize them, to make the plant grow faster and have larger fronds. Regular \"GroPower\" works well also, but you should probably apply it more often, perhaps monthly for best results. They can live a long time without any plant food, but the fronds will be smaller and lighter green. They just look a lot better with regular feeding. In the wild, they are primarily fed with bird droppings when they grow in the trees.

    April

    We recommend using \"GroPower Tablets\" about 4 times a year to fertilize them, to make the plant grow faster and have larger fronds. Regular \"GroPower\" works well also, but you should probably apply it more often, perhaps monthly for best results. They can live a long time without any plant food, but the fronds will be smaller and lighter green. They just look a lot better with regular feeding. In the wild, they are primarily fed with bird droppings when they grow in the trees.

    July

    We recommend using \"GroPower Tablets\" about 4 times a year to fertilize them, to make the plant grow faster and have larger fronds. Regular \"GroPower\" works well also, but you should probably apply it more often, perhaps monthly for best results. They can live a long time without any plant food, but the fronds will be smaller and lighter green. They just look a lot better with regular feeding. In the wild, they are primarily fed with bird droppings when they grow in the trees.

    October

    We recommend using \"GroPower Tablets\" about 4 times a year to fertilize them, to make the plant grow faster and have larger fronds. Regular \"GroPower\" works well also, but you should probably apply it more often, perhaps monthly for best results. They can live a long time without any plant food, but the fronds will be smaller and lighter green. They just look a lot better with regular feeding. In the wild, they are primarily fed with bird droppings when they grow in the trees.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler if rains don\'t provide enough water; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.

    February

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler if rains don\'t provide enough water; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.

    March

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler if rains don\'t provide enough water; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.

    April

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.

    May

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.

    June

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.

    July

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.

    August

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.

    September

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.

    October

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.

    November

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.

    December

    Keep them moist, but not wet all of the time. Give them a good watering with a hose or sprinkler if rains don\'t provide enough water; let them dry out some before the next irrigation. If you keep them constantly wet, the \'shield fronds\' will turn dark brown or black and the plant will not do well.

    Protect

    When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

    January

    Protect from frost during colder months.

    February

    Protect from frost during colder months.

    March

    Protect from frost during colder months.

    May

    Protect from too much direct sun. These ferns will usually grow well if placed in an area with part shade most of the day. A little \'full sun\' is usually OK for just an hour or two, but if they get too much sun their leaves may be a little yellow, a lot of sun will burn the leaves. As you get further inland, and thus into hotter and dryer weather, they will require more shade.

    June

    Protect from too much direct sun. These ferns will usually grow well if placed in an area with part shade most of the day. A little \'full sun\' is usually OK for just an hour or two, but if they get too much sun their leaves may be a little yellow, a lot of sun will burn the leaves. As you get further inland, and thus into hotter and dryer weather, they will require more shade.

    July

    Protect from too much direct sun. These ferns will usually grow well if placed in an area with part shade most of the day. A little \'full sun\' is usually OK for just an hour or two, but if they get too much sun their leaves may be a little yellow, a lot of sun will burn the leaves. As you get further inland, and thus into hotter and dryer weather, they will require more shade.

    August

    Protect from too much direct sun. These ferns will usually grow well if placed in an area with part shade most of the day. A little \'full sun\' is usually OK for just an hour or two, but if they get too much sun their leaves may be a little yellow, a lot of sun will burn the leaves. As you get further inland, and thus into hotter and dryer weather, they will require more shade.

    September

    Protect from too much direct sun. These ferns will usually grow well if placed in an area with part shade most of the day. A little \'full sun\' is usually OK for just an hour or two, but if they get too much sun their leaves may be a little yellow, a lot of sun will burn the leaves. As you get further inland, and thus into hotter and dryer weather, they will require more shade.

    October

    Protect from frost during colder months.

    November

    Protect from frost during colder months.

    December

    Protect from frost during colder months.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    January

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.

    February

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.

    March

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.

    April

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.

    May

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.

    June

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.

    July

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.

    August

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.

    September

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.

    October

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.

    November

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.

    December

    Dividing them is the easiest and fastest way to propagate new plants. In our opinion you can divide them any time of the year, but the best time is in the growing season (April through the end of summer) and if they are divided then they seem to take right off. If you do it when it is cold, you don\'t see much activity for a few months until the weather warms some. I think almost all divisions will survive no matter when they are done, if they get decent sized pieces. If they are too small, they may not survive the colder months.

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