Picture Name: 06122S Chestnut Hill Nursery, near Gainesville, FL. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright

Commercial Production of Ornamental Tropical Foliage Plants: Micropropagation

Florida nursery operators need to understand plant propagation principles and techniques so they can grow enough plants for sale. Micropropagation is a way to culture plant tissue to rapidly propagate a large number of plants. This 4-page fact sheet presents an overview of micropropagation to help growers evaluate it as a propagation technique for their own nursery operations. Written by J. Chen and R. J. Henny, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, May 2015. (Photo: J. Chen, UF/IFAS)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep520
Figure 2. Plant tissue is placed into a sterile culture vessel. Credit: J. Chen, UF/IFAS