The Plant Propagation ClipArt gallery provides 41 examples of plants growing from seeds, from cuttings, and by layering techniques. See the Grafting gallery for additional propagation techniques and the Plant Growth gallery for examples of germination and growth from seed.

An example of Egyptian agriculture.  1, the reapers; 2, reaper drinking from cup; 3, 4, Gleaners - the first of which ask the reapers for a drink; 5, carrying the ears in a rope basket - showing the ears have been cut off; 8, winnowing; 9-11, the tritura, answering to our thrashing; 12, drinking from a water-skin suspended from a tree; 14, scribe who notes the number of bushels in heap; 16, checking the account by noting those taken away to the granary.

Agriculture

An example of Egyptian agriculture. 1, the reapers; 2, reaper drinking from cup; 3, 4, Gleaners - the…

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different plants in such a way that they shall unite and become an organic unity. The rooted plant which is to receive the graft is called the 'stock'; the cutting which is to be applied to the stock, and to obtain its nourishment from it, is called the 'scion'. This illustration shows the Cleft method of grafting.

Cleft Grafting

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different…

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different plants in such a way that they shall unite and become an organic unity. The rooted plant which is to receive the graft is called the 'stock'; the cutting which is to be applied to the stock, and to obtain its nourishment from it, is called the 'scion'. This illustration shows the Crown method of grafting.

Crown Grafting

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different…

Illustrated is a cutting of soft growing wood, as of coleus.

Cutting

Illustrated is a cutting of soft growing wood, as of coleus.

Illustrated is a rooted verbena cutting.

Cutting

Illustrated is a rooted verbena cutting.

Illustrated is a cutting bench shaded with lath.

Cutting Bench

Illustrated is a cutting bench shaded with lath.

"A special contrivance for a cutting pot was brought into notice many years ago by Mr. A. Forsyth. A smaller pot was put into a larger one, the hole at the bottom being closed with clay a; the bottom of the outer pot is filled with crocks b, so that the small pot is brought up to the level of the larger one; and the space between the two pots c is filled with propagating soil, the cuttings being so planted that their ends rest against the sides of the inner pot, which is then filled with water, and this passing slowly through the sides of the pots, just keeps the soil moistened." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Cutting Pot

"A special contrivance for a cutting pot was brought into notice many years ago by Mr. A. Forsyth. A…

Illustrated is a cutting of carnation.

Carnation Cutting

Illustrated is a cutting of carnation.

Illustrated is a hardwood cutting of currant.

Currant Cutting

Illustrated is a hardwood cutting of currant.

Illustrated is a hardened wood cutting of dahlia.

Dahlia Cutting

Illustrated is a hardened wood cutting of dahlia.

Illustrated is a cutting of geranium.

Geranium Cutting

Illustrated is a cutting of geranium.

A grape cutting.

Grape cutting

A grape cutting.

Illustrated are cuttings of grape, showing how it was planted.

Grape Cutting

Illustrated are cuttings of grape, showing how it was planted.

Pictured is a leaf cutting of gloxinia.

Leaf Cutting

Pictured is a leaf cutting of gloxinia.

Illustrated is a root cutting of blackberry.

Root Cutting

Illustrated is a root cutting of blackberry.

Illustrated is a cutting of rose.

Rose Cutting

Illustrated is a cutting of rose.

Illustrated is a short cutting of ripened wood.

Short Cutting

Illustrated is a short cutting of ripened wood.

Germination test of different ears of corn.

Germination test

Germination test of different ears of corn.

A grapevine sprung from a small cutting after one year.

Grapevine

A grapevine sprung from a small cutting after one year.

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different plants in such a way that they shall unite and become an organic unity. The rooted plant which is to receive the graft is called the 'stock'; the cutting which is to be applied to the stock, and to obtain its nourishment from it, is called the 'scion'. This illustration shows the In-arching method of grafting. This method is also known as Grafting by Approach.

In-Arching (Grafting)

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different…

This illustration shows a plantlet of Indian corn.

Indian Corn

This illustration shows a plantlet of Indian corn.

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different plants in such a way that they shall unite and become an organic unit. The rooted plant which is to receive the graft is called the 'stock'; the cutting which is to be applied to the stock, and to obtain its nourishment from it, is called the 'scion'. This illustration shows the inlaying method of grafting.

Inlaying (Grafting)

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different…

In piercing the branch is pierced or punctured with some sharp instrument before being pegged or covered with soil.

Layering by Piercing or Notching

In piercing the branch is pierced or punctured with some sharp instrument before being pegged or covered…

This method of layering consists of cutting the branch half way through, below a bud, and making an incision in an upward direction towards the point.

Layering by Tonguing or Heeling

This method of layering consists of cutting the branch half way through, below a bud, and making an…

"Many plans may be propagated by planting their leaves or portions of their leaves as cuttings, as, for example, the herbaceous Gloxinia (a) and Gesnera, the succulent Sempervivum, Echeveria, Pachyphytum, and their allies and such hard-leaved plants as Theophrasta (b). The leaves are best taken off with the base whole, and should be planted in well-drained sandy soil; in due time they form roots, and ultimately from some latent bud a little shoot which forms the young plant. The treatment is precisely like that of branch cuttings. Gloxinias, begonias, etc., grow readily from fragments of the leaves cut clean through the thick veins and ribs, and planted edgewise like cuttings. This class of subjects may also be fixed flat on the surface of the cutting pot, by means of little pegs or hooks, the main ribs being cut across at intervals, and from these points roots, and eventually young tubers, will be produced." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Leaf Cuttings

"Many plans may be propagated by planting their leaves or portions of their leaves as cuttings, as,…

Plant propagation is the process of artificially or naturally distributing plants. Pictured here is the propagation of plants through cutting.

Leaf Cuttings

Plant propagation is the process of artificially or naturally distributing plants. Pictured here is…

Part A shows the tonguing or heeling method of layering. This method consists of cutting the branch half way through, below a bud, and making an incision in an upward direction towards the point. Part B shows layering by ringing. In this method the layer is bent down and secured with a peg.

Methods of Layering

Part A shows the tonguing or heeling method of layering. This method consists of cutting the branch…

"Regeneration at the leaf-base of potato leaves (Solanum tuberosum). a, roots formed; b, tuber-like enlargement; c, same as b, with roots; d, formation of true tuber." -Gager, 1916

Potato Root Stages

"Regeneration at the leaf-base of potato leaves (Solanum tuberosum). a, roots formed; b, tuber-like…

"Propagation by Cuttings." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Propagation

"Propagation by Cuttings." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Plant propagation is the process of artificially or naturally distributing plants. Pictured here is the propagation of plants through cutting.

Propagation by Cuttings

Plant propagation is the process of artificially or naturally distributing plants. Pictured here is…

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different plants in such a way that they shall unite and become an organic unity. The rooted plant which is to receive the graft is called the 'stock'; the cutting which is to be applied to the stock, and to obtain its nourishment from it, is called the 'scion'. This illustration shows the Root method of grafting.

Root Grafting

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different…

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different plants in such a way that they shall unite and become an organic unity. The rooted plant which is to receive the graft is called the 'stock'; the cutting which is to be applied to the stock, and to obtain its nourishment from it, is called the 'scion'. This illustration shows the Saddle method of grafting.

Saddle Grafting

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different…

A grain of corn.

Seed

A grain of corn.

Setting large tub-plants in the lawn

Setting Plants

Setting large tub-plants in the lawn

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different plants in such a way that they shall unite and become an organic unity. The rooted plant which is to receive the graft is called the 'stock'; the cutting which is to be applied to the stock, and to obtain its nourishment from it, is called the 'scion'. This illustration shows the Side Grafting method.

Side Grafting

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different…

"This mode of propagation is performed by cutting the branches into short lengths, each containing one well-matured bud or eye, with a short portion of the stem above and below. It is a common mode of propagating vines, the eyes being in this case cut from the ripened leafless wood. The eyes (a) are planted just below the surface in pots of light soil, which are placed in a hot bed or propagating pit, and in due time each pushed up a young shoot which forms the future stem, while convert it into an independent plant." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Single Eye

"This mode of propagation is performed by cutting the branches into short lengths, each containing one…

"A terminal plant on a runner as taken from the ground." —Fuller, 1910

Young strawberry plant

"A terminal plant on a runner as taken from the ground." —Fuller, 1910

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different plants in such a way that they shall unite and become an organic unity. The rooted plant which is to receive the graft is called the 'stock'; the cutting which is to be applied to the stock, and to obtain its nourishment from it, is called the 'scion'. This illustration shows Terminal Herbaceous grafting.

Terminal Herbaceous Grafting

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different…

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different plants in such a way that they shall unite and become an organic unit. The rooted plant which is to receive the graft is called the 'stock'; the cutting which is to be applied to the stock, and to obtain its nourishment from it, is called the 'scion'. This illustration shows the Veneering method of grafting.

Veneering (Grafting)

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different…

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different plants in such a way that they shall unite and become an organic unity. The rooted plant which is to receive the graft is called the 'stock'; the cutting which is to be applied to the stock, and to obtain its nourishment from it, is called the 'scion'. This illustration shows the Wedge method of grafting.

Wedge Grafting

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different…

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different plants in such a way that they shall unite and become an organic unity. The rooted plant which is to receive the graft is called the 'stock'; the cutting which is to be applied to the stock, and to obtain its nourishment from it, is called the 'scion'. This illustration shows the Whip method of grafting. This method is also known as Tongue Grafting.

Whip Grafting

Grafting is a horticultural operation which consists in placing together the two cut surfaces of different…