Techniques of Propagation

Here are some of the ways plants can be propagated.  Some of these methods blend together — for instance, bananas produce suckers by sending out underground stems, which are rhizomes.

Many plants can be propagated more than one way; the methods listed here are common ones.


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bulb division
Onions & Garlic
Lillies & Tulips
Arrowroot (Pia)
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stock division
Asparagus
Lemon grass
Ferns
Kava
division
tuber propagation
Potatos
Sweet Potatos
sucker division
Banana
Century plants
rhizome division
Ginger & Tumeric
Irises
Bamboo
underground runners & corms
Taro
Water chestnut
runner division
Strawberry
Spiderplant
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slips (tip cuttings)
Yam
Mint & Basil
Ong choy
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apical (tip) suckers
Red Ginger
Pineapple
pineapple plants
stem cuttings
Sugarcane
Blackberry & Raspberry
Malunggay
Cassava
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grafting
Apple & stone fruits (Peaches, Plums, Cherries)
Citrus trees (Orange, Pomelo, etc.)
Mango & Avocado
Grapes
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Planting from seeds
Corn, Wheat, Rice
Peas & Beans
Cucumbers, Squash & Pumpkins
Tomatoes, Eggplant & Chile Peppers
Carrots, Celery, Parsley & Cilantro
Bok Choy, Choi Sum, Mustard Greens, Lettuce
Daikon, Radish, Broccoli, Cauliflower
Liliko‘i, Papaya, Starfruit
spore propagation
Ferns

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