Sometimes the easiest (and fastest) way to grow a new plant is not from seed, but asexually from cuttings. Cuttings are taken from roots, stems, or leaves and encouraged to regenerate by providing ideal growing conditions and (oftentimes) applying rooting hormones. Unlike plants started from seed, a plant grown from a cutting will have exactly the same characteristics of the parent plant.
Detached parts of stem plants: they take root after planting and become new plants.
vegetative propagation of plants (through means other than sexual fertilization); plant material used for vegetative propagation may be leaves, buds, stem sections or roots; new plants are genetically similar to the parent plant
Detached vegetative plant parts which when placed under conditions favorable for regeneration will develop into a complete plant with characteristics identical to the parent plant
Portions of root, stem, branch or leaf used to propagate plants.
A method of camellia propagation.
Used for grapevine propogation. Taken from hardened canes during dormancy. They are stored in pits of soil during winter to keep warm and moist. After callousing they are planted out in Spring to develop roots.
are a method of propagation. Softwood cuttings for lemon balm, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, and thyme are taken before the new growth becomes hard or woody. These plants are usually quite easy to root. Taking cuttings will spur the plant into new growth and keep it bushy. In spring or early summer, prepare containers with a 1/2 and 1/2 mix of peat and perlite. The mix has to drain well to prevent rot. Take cuttings with a sharp knife, not scissors. Make your cut just below a node (bud section). Put shoots in the shade in a plastic bag or in water to prevent moisture loss. Carefully cut off all leaves except the top swirl. Make a hole in the mix. Do not allow leaves to touch the mix. Do not overcrowd. Keep cuttings out of direct sun; bright shade is best. Cover them with a plastic bag and spray them with water often. Turn the plastic bag inside out if condensation collects. If fungal growth appears on a cutting, discard it at once.
A method of propagation using sections of stems, roots or leaves.
a way of cloning plants by removing tips of branches and rooting them in propagators.