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How to divide/repot this thing?

This is a discussion on How to divide/repot this thing? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I found a 10" pot and repot it! It was such a hard work and ...

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    I found a 10" pot and repot it! It was such a hard work and painful experience because 5 new growth were broken off during the process even though I was very careful. It's so heavy I had to pull the leaf to hold and move it around, feel like dragging a kid by pulling the hair:-(
    I still had to cut off 3 divisions from the edge to fit it in the new pot. Now, I have four plants, one big, 3 small ones. Each small one has 3-4 canes and at least one new growth, hope they will be OK.
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    They look good. Even the "small" divisions are a good size with very good root systems.
    With roots like that, it is unlikely that the divisions would experience any transplant shock.

    I cannot tell from the picture, but it looks like there are some dead roots in the bigger plant. Were you able to remove them prior to repotting?

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    Thank you! You guys are great help! And it's comforting to know that divisions will do well on their own.
    On the big plant, the roots were so tight together, I tried to get some dead roots out, but wasn't very successful. Since I broke several new growth already, I didn't want to do further damage. So the whole plant in picture was repotted in to 10" pot.
    Look back I should have repotted it in 12" pot so I don't have to do this again for a couple of years.

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