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The Queensland Gardening Pages
Information & resources about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld

Vegetative Propagation

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:

Links

Plant Propagation Texas A&M University
Propagation for the Casual Grower Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Successful Propagation: Making the Right Choices Australian Native Plants Society (Australia)
Know Your Roots Concide introductory article about roots and how they grow Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County
Guidelines on Grafting, Air-Layering and Cuttings A manual of vegetative propagation of forest trees. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Plant Propagation from Cuttings Australian Native Plants Society (Australia)
New Plants from Stem Cuttings Introductory article. Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County
Propagation using Cuttings Australian Plants Society, Central Coast Group, NSW
Propagation of Woody Ornamentals by Cuttings Hendry County Extension Service, Univ Florida
Cuttings: softwood Royal Horticultural Society, UK
Cuttings: semi-ripe Royal Horticultural Society, UK
Rooting cuttings of tropical trees Tropical Trees: Propagation and Planting Manuals Volume 1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Mist Propagation of Plants at Home California Rare Fruit Growers
Striking Cuttings in Water Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Cuttings: root Royal Horticultural Society, UK
Leaf cuttings Royal Horticultural Society, UK
Layering Royal Horticultural Society, UK----
Propagation of Woody Ornamentals by Grafting and Budding Hendry County Extension Service, Univ Florida Hendry County Extension Service, Univ Florida

Hormones and stimulants

Hormones have many functions within plants, but certain hormones and other subtances are often used by plant propagators to stimulate rooting.
Plant Hormones Introductory article Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County
Vitamin B-1 and Root Stimulators Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County
Growth of Four Citrus Rootstocks Treated with a Natural Biostimulant Subtropical Plant Science (Journal of the Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society) Volume 44, 1991

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


News

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)

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