Director of National Parks [logo]
Home > Gardens > Education > Propagation

Propagation from cuttings

Propagation from cuttings is a vegetative method and therefore each plant produced is genetically identical to the parent plant.

Cuttings should be made as soon as possible after the plant material is collected. However, if kept cool, moist and free of fungus, some plant material can be stored for several days.

Not all species of plants can be propagated from cuttings. Cuttings taken from species of Eucalyptus do not readily form roots. This is also the case with many Acacia species and most monocotyledons, e.g. grasses.

Preparing cuttings

Simply constructed propagation frame with timber base and roll-up heavy duty polythene cover. propagation frame

Back Home Next




^ top