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sam527sam527 Posts: 1
Hi I was wondering if someone could help me, I have a big stem growing from this plant to the left in the picture & wondered can I cut it off to replant in a pot to get another plant? 
Sorry about the wording I’m not really a Gardner...

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
    Hi @sam527 and welcome 😊 

    The big stem at the side of your Phormium (New Zealand Flax) is a flower stem so would not produce a viable offshoot on its own. 

    However next spring you could dig up and divide the whole plant into two or three if you want more plants.

    It would be a bit of a job ... I think Id like another person to help if I was going to do it. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    What Dove said, except we are old..... you might be young and capable of doing it on your own.
    :D
    As per Doves advice on the splitting. Dig it out as big as you can , have a sheet of plastic or something to protect your lawn, then you can stand back and pull / chop or split it as you like.
    I rather like your colour combination with the fence.
    And hope you enjoy the flowers they are rather nice :)
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