• Propagating orchids

    Published on August 19, 2011
    Some orchids are among the most difficult plants to propagate. This article discusses the different ways that orchids can be propagated including by division, offshoots, tissue culture, and seed.

  • Successful poinsettia propagation

    Published on December 19, 2009
    Successful poinsettia propagation begins with high quality cuttings and an ideal rooting environment.

  • Cutting propagation

    Published on December 19, 2008
    In an ideal propagation greenhouse, a grower is able to provide adequate moisture, minimize environmental stresses, prevent diseases and insects, and rapidly root cuttings in well-drained media.

  • Propagating poinsettias

    Published on August 19, 2007
    Poinsettia propagation can be challenging, especially during the summer. Here are some tips to help ensure successful propagation of nonrooted poinsettia cuttings.

  • A new approach for floriculture

    Published on June 19, 2007
    Research on cuttings conducted by a cooperative group of academics looks at the essential factors that determine the success or failure of cuttings.

  • Cutting production and propagation: Is there room for improvement?

    Published on February 19, 2007
    In this article, we focus on environmental and cultural information that can be used during propagation of non-rooted cuttings to reduce rooting time and finish time, and increase cutting quality and profits.

  • Getting the most out of cuttings

    Published on December 19, 2006
    Researchers at North Carolina State, Clemson and Michigan State Universities provide insight on handling cuttings from arrival to hardening in the first of this 2-part series.

  • Managing the cuttings environment

    Published on December 19, 2006
    In the second article of a 2-part series on cuttings, researchers at North Carolina State, Clemson and Michigan State Universities provide insight on managing temperature and light and preventing diseases during propagation.

  • How to manage stock plants

    Published on December 19, 2006
    The quality of a stock plant has a direct effect on the quality and number of cuttings that can be harvested. Poor stock plants yield poor cuttings, which can lead to nonuniform and low-quality finished plants.

  • Successfully propagating cuttings takes planning

    Published on August 19, 2006
    Successful propagation requires starting with high-quality, uniform cuttings that are vegetative, not excessively long, and free of insects, diseases and viruses.