Cuttings, grafting, layering, division
This page is a place to collect information about the many and varied forms of vegetative (asexual) plant propagation, especially those that can be readily performed by the home gardener. Tissue culture (micropropagation) is another technique, but the amount of skill and equipment required means it is mostly the preserve of commercial propagators.
If you're looking for more information about propagation of a particular plant species, you can also try the page devoted to that plant group. Check here: List of Plants
On other pages:
Know Your Roots
Concide introductory article about roots and how they grow Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County
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Hormones and stimulants
Hormones have many functions within plants, but certain hormones and other subtances are often used by plant propagators to stimulate rooting.
Introductory article Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County
If you're looking for propagation information about a particular type of plant, check the page dedicated to that plant. For an index see List of Plants
The Nursery Effect
The belief that plants behave differently depending on the nursery in which they were raised - a "nursery effect" now has some scientific support. In a Canadian study, cuttings were taken from genetically identical poplar trees grown in two different regions. Even though this generation of trees were raised under the same conditons, they subsequently responded differently to drought stress. Furthermore, it was shown that different genes were activated. This suggests the performance of plants in the landscape could be affected by the way the stock plants used for the cuttings were treated. Source: New research shows forest trees remember their roots (July 2011)