What are advantages and disadvantages of vegetative propagation?

Asked by Abhishek Chopra | 2nd Mar, 2015, 06:30: PM

Expert Answer:

Hi Abhishek,

Advantages and Disadvantages of Vegetative Propagation are as follows:

ADVANTAGES

DISADVANTAGES

Faster and more certain method of propagation.

Does not produce new varieties.

New individuals produced have exactly identical qualities as their parents. This preserves the characteristics of food and flower crops.

Leads to overcrowding around the parent plant.

Can be used to reproduce plants that do not have viable seeds.

Very little possibility of dispersal.

The flowers produced are of a superior quality.

Certain desirable characteristics present in the fruit can be maintained.

Answered by  | 2nd Mar, 2015, 06:34: PM

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