Thursday, February 18, 2010

Asexual Propagation By Seperation

Today we continue to discuss Vegetative propagation. As you know by now it is a form of asexual reproduction of a plant - this blog will focus on sepration. Only one plant is involved and the offspring is the result of one parent. The new plant is genetically identical to the parent. Separation is the term that applied when plants produce new bulbs beside the old one, an example would be daffodils and tulips. These plants need to be dug up and separated every three to five years to continue blooming. Some plants like gladiolus and crocus have corms, which are similar to bulbs. These plants can form tiny cormels around the large corm. The cormels are separated from the parent and replanted to become new plants.

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