Paheli has a rose plant in her garden. How can she increase the number of rose plants in the garden?

One of the common methods of plant propagation that Paheli can use is to plant the stem cuttings of rose plants. About 20-30 cms long stems of a year old plant are cut and one end, the lower side is planted in the soil. Plant propagation is the process by which new plants grow from a variety of sources: seeds, cuttings, and other plant parts.

Vegetative propogation

Vegetative propagation is an asexual method of plant reproduction that occurs in its leaves, roots and stem. This can occur through fragmentation and regeneration of specific vegetative parts of plants.


Runners grow horizontally above the ground. The buds are formed at the nodes of the runners.


New plants emerge out of swollen, modified roots known as tubers. Buds are formed at the base of the stem.


Leaves of a few plants get detached from the parent plant and develop into a new plant.


Bulbs have an underground stem to which the leaves are attached. These leaves are capable of storing food. The centre of the bulb contains an apical bud that produces leav

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