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How to Propagate Plants by Layering

Plant propagation is creating new plants and includes techniques such as growing seeds, dividing clumps of plants, striking cuttings and tissue culture. Layering is a particular type of asexual (vegetative) plant propagation, where stems remain attached to the parent plant while they develop their own roots. Unlike taking separate stem cuttings from a plant, with layering the pieces of stems still have access to some moisture and nutrients from the parent plant, helping to make the transition to becoming a separate plant less stressful. Layering may sound technical, however, it’s quite easy to do and enables you to grow more of some of your favourite plants for free.

This article looks at two forms of layering – layering and air layering.


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