Propagation by means of tissue culture


If the normal propagation methods take too much time or if it is important to produce many bulbs of a new variety within a short time, the flower bulb grower can choose to use "test tube propagation". In tissue culture laboratories, small pieces of bulbs or plants are placed onto special growing media containing plant hormones which stimulate the production of new plantlets or small bulbs. Many lilies as well as zantedeschias are produced this way.

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