Monthly Archives: February 2009

Layering plants

Layering is one of the easiest methods oj propagation, and it has the added advantage of being more or less foolproof. It is used primarily as a way of increasing a wide range of shrubs, trees, and climbers, and can … Continue reading

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Leaf cuttingsSome plants can be propagated from their leaves. Notable among these are African violets [Saintpaulia), Cape primroses [Streptocarpus), and begonias (Begonia). The new plants will develop cither from the base of the leaf (the real petiole) or from one … Continue reading

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Root cuttings

Plants that produce shoots directly from their roots—for example, acanthus (Acanthus) and sumac (Rhus)—can he increased by taking root cuttings. These cuttings are normally taken in late autumn or during early winter while the plant is dormant.11 o w v … Continue reading

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