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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Joaquin Valley, California
That's a big question, but I'll try and answer part of it. Plants such as crypts, vals, sag, and chain swords send out runners that send up baby plants. In this case you would just clip off the runners with the plantlets on them. Some of the rosette plants will divide (you'd see 2 plants tangled together at the base). You just gently untangle the 2 plants. Be careful you're not ripping it in half before it's ready. Some plants, such as the larger swords, send out flower stalks that then grow baby plants. You just wait until they have roots and clip. Plants such as anubias have a rhizome which can be cut in half when the plant is big enough.