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Slide the overgrown plant, in this case African spear (Sansevieria cylindrica), a succulent native to Angola, from its pot. If the plant has been in its container for a long time, it may seem stuck; gently loosen the sides by sliding a knife around the edge, just as you might with a cake, and it will come out more easily. Wearing gloves, gently pull the plantlets away from one another using your hands, being careful not to damage or bruise the leaves.
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If the crown of the plant is very thick and unyielding, cut the sections apart with a garden knife. Make sure each new plantlet has its own robust root system.
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Repot the plantlets immediately at the same depth they were before, using potting soil and clean pots. Add a little slow-release fertilizer formulated for indoor plants near the roots. Water the soil thoroughly.
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Several newly potted sansevierias replace the one large original plant. I can keep a few and still have some to give to friends as gifts.