Introduction: Growing New Plant From the Parent Plant - LAYERING

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Layering is a method of artificial way of producing new plant from the parent plant that is vegetative propagation, in this method a branch of plant is covered with some material and supplied with water to produce roots. There are two types of layering they are mound layering and aerial layering.
in this instructable i will show you how to do vegetative propagation by mound layering. This method is mainly used in plants like grapevine, jasmine and other plants having long branches.


Step 1: PREPARING

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One of the lower branches of the selected plant which is grown outdoor on free soil( not in pot) should bent down on the ground and covered with soil some distance from the tip, shown in picture. You can add support to the branch as shown in picture, it will be better.

Step 2: MAIN PART

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Now water the covered part of the branch regularly. After some days roots are formed in the covered part of the branch.

Step 3: NEW PLANT !!

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Now the rooted branch can be cut off from the parent plant as shown in picture. The separated branch is now a new plant which can be grown anywhere. You can make so many new plants at a time by this method of vegetative propagation.

Comments

msgizzy (author)2014-05-16

Would you be able to use a pot of soil to do the same thing? You wouldn't have to disturb the new root system until you replant. Can you use this method with any plant? I have a romeo cherry tree (which doesn't need a pollinator) that has damaged branches form the massive weight of snow we had this past year. I would really like to root them rather than just cutting them off. I was thinking to put a pot of soil under the damaged area of the branch then replant them when and if they will root.

makesomeso (author)msgizzy2014-05-21

sure! you can use pot. aerial layering is used in tree's. If you want to do aerial layering i think this helps - https://www.instructables.com/id/Propagating-Plants...

Kymisko (author)2014-03-14

Very interesting, but do you have to dig up the new plant after cutting?

makesomeso (author)Kymisko2014-03-14

If you want to grow that new plant on desired place you can dig up after cutting or it will grow in the place where the branch is covered with soil. Its better to dig up and grow in another place to prevent crowding under the parent plant.

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