What is vegetative reproduction?


Vegetative reproduction or vegetative propagation is an asexual method of reproduction in which plants can grow and reproduce from stems, roots and leaves.

The new plants can grow from the detached part (stems, roots and leaves) of the plant because it has sufficient cells to divide and produce a new individual.

Examples of Vegetatively propagated plants:

Through Stem - Mint, Rose and Sugarcane

Through Roots - Sweet Potato, Yam and Dahlia

Through Leaves - Begonia and Bryophyllum

Advantages of Vegetative Propagation are:

  • Vegetative propagation helps in maintaining the characteristics features of the parent plant.
  • Cultivation of plant through vegetative propagation consumes less time.
  • Vegetative reproduction helps in bringing the desired characteristics of the plant such as immunized to diseases through budding and grafting.
  • It helps to develop plant varieties with useful characteristics and also helpful for the plant that rarely produce flowers.

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Updated on: 20-Mar-2023

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