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how can i obtain seed of roses and other plants and even indoor bamboo plants? Answered


how can i obtain seed of roses and other plants and even indoor bamboo plants, easily at home.

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Jayefuu

8 years ago

Roses are commonly reproduced by taking cuttings, bamboo can be split at the roots and will produce new shoots. That way you don't have to wait for seeds and you can be sure the variety you're getting is the same as it is now and not a mix of it and another.

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seandogueJayefuu

Answer 8 years ago

+1. Cuttings are far easier than using seed.

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orksecurity

8 years ago

As I understand it, many modern roses are either sterile, or disease-prone, and are usually grown by grafting them onto root stock from other varieties. If you want to grow from seed, look for one of the companies that sells "heirloom" varieties, which aren't as fancy but also aren't as genetically weird.

The same is true of some other plants, though I think most are more likely to be growable from cuttings. "Rooting compound" (a plant hormone that encouranges cuttings to develop roots) may be helpful.

I know nothing about bamboo, except that I spend too much time fighting "sham-boo" (Japanese knotweed, an escaped ornamental which is highly invasive ) to keep it out of my backyard.