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


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.

LAYERING - Teachoo.jpg

GRAFTING - Teachoo.jpg

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.


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

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