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  1. 1. Asexual Propagation by Layering Original work from “Applied Technologies” edited and used with permission by Dr. Teri Hamlin
  2. 2. Table of Contents Introduction to Plant Propagation Sexual Propagation Asexual Propagation Stem, Leaf, Cuttings Layering Separation & Division Tissue Culture Budding and Grafting
  3. 3. What is layering? a method of asexual propagation in which roots are formed on a stem or root while it is still attached to the parent plant the stem or root which is rooted is called a layer
  4. 4. Why use this method? Some plants are propagated easiest using this method.Advantage The plant being rooted benefits from the resource of water and nutrients that the mother plant provides.
  5. 5. Disadvantages: Requires more time than other methods of propagation Fewer plants can be started from each parent plant
  6. 6. Methods of Layering Simple Layering Air Layering Compound Layering Mound Layering Trench Layering