What is vegetative propagation? State two advantages and two disadvantages of this method.
Vegetative Propagation: Certain plants in which parts such as stem root, and leaves develop into new plants under appropriate conditions. This process of reproduction is called’ vegetative propagation in plants for example; banana, rose, sugarcane etc.
Two Advantages of vegetative propagation:
(a) It makes possible propagation of plants like orange, banana, rose and jasmine which have lost capacity to produce the seeds.
(b) All plants produced by vegetative propagation are genetically similar to parent plant.
Two Disadvantages of vegetative propagation:
(a) Progeny similar to parents. Plants with new combinations cannot be produced.
(b) Plants produced by this method have reduced capability for adaptation to environment.