Divide water plant Caltha palustris now

Divide water plant Caltha palustris now

Once Caltha palustris species have flowered they often need attention. Lift and divide the clump if it is getting too large. To follow step by step instructions on repotting a clump of Caltha species please see our Tips and Advice - repotting a pond plant page.

Also on this page is instruction on repotting a pond Iris - these are the next group of plants to finish flowering and they will then require some maintenance.

If you do some of each type of plant in rotation every year you will find you keep a better show of flowers as some plants will remain undivided each year.

Or if the clump of Caltha is to remain you should cut down the foliage as the leaf surface often goes grey and tatty after flowering and then fresh green leaf will grow again and you may get a second crop of flowers later on in the year. Please see our Tips and Advice - maintenance tips page for this and other seasonal bits of advice.

Also on this page is instruction on repotting a pond Iris - these are the next group of plants to finish flowering and they will then require some maintenance.