Vegetative Techniques (01:37)
Using vegetative techniques helps take advantage of plants' natural growth habits. Plants reach maturity faster from vegetative germination than from seeds.
What is Vegetative Propagation? (02:57)
Propagation is the reproduction of plants using tissues of a parent plant other than seeds. Vocabulary includes crown, node, internode, propagule and adventitious roots.
Crown Division, Offshoots & Suckers (03:50)
Crown division is splitting a plant at the crown or collar. Offshoots can be removed from a parent plant to start a new one. Suckers are spurts coming from the root above the crown.
Layering stimulates roots to form on a stem that is still attached to the parent plant. Different types of layering include simple, tip, mound, and air.
Runners & Stolons (02:36)
Stolons are specialized stems that run horizontal to the ground. Stolons and runners layer naturally. Runners are a type of stolon that develops between the leaf axial and the crown.
Bulbs & Corms (05:50)
Underground plant structures hold food, water, and energy. The basic bulb forms are tunicate and scaly. Both can develop offsets or bulblets, which can then be propagated.
Tubers & Tuberous Roots (03:40)
These vegetation propagation structures grow underground. Tubers are modified stems and tuberous roots develop out of root tissues. Many root crops are eatable tubers.
Rhizomes are modified stems that grow underground. They grow horizontally, away from the parent plant.
Credits: Science of Propagation, Volume 3: Vegetative Techniques (00:48)
Credits: Science of Propagation, Volume 3: Vegetative Techniques
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