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Vegetative Propagation

The ability of plants to give rise to new individuals from their various body parts like roots, stems, leaves etc. is known as vegetative propagation. 

Example - Leaves of Bryophyllum reproduces by vegetative propagation

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Layering (in which a branch of a plant is used to produce new individuals) and grafting (in which a stem is capable of producing a new plant) are two such methods that can be used to grow sugarcane, rose, grapes etc.

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Advantages of vegetative propagation:

  • The new plants can be grown much faster by using this method as compared to those grown from seed.
  • Plants like banana, rose, orange and jasmine which have lost their ability to produce seeds can be grown by vegetative propagation .
  •  Also, all the plants produced are genetically similar to the parent and have all its characteristics.

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VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION IN BRYOPHYLLUM LAYERING Parental Plant New Plant Roots GRAFTING Scion Stock Graft union Wrapped & Waxed

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