What are the advantages and disadvantages of vegetative reproduction?
Advantages of vegetative reproduction
- Some of the plants such as bananas do not reproduce from seeds at all. They multiply only vegetatively.
- Vegetative reproduction is faster.
- Sometimes the seeds produced are not viable or fit that means they cannot form new plants.
- It is the embryo of the seeds that forms the new plants. If the embryo is not there or is destroyed, the new plants cannot be formed.
- The new plants formed through vegetative reproduction are exactly like the parent plants.
Disadvantage of vegetative reproduction
- Since vegetative reproduction produces an exact copy of the parent, some undesired qualities of the parent plant also pass on to the plants of new generation.