Cuttings Questions - Asexual Propagation

After reading pages 4-9 to 4-12 of the Idaho Master Gardeners Handbook answer these questions.

  1. Compare and contrast woody and herbaceous plants.  

  2. How many years have farmers been cloning Bartlett pears? ____________________
  3. Describe the three methods for asexual propagation.  

  4. List the three types of cuttings. 

  5. What are some considerations when choosing a rooting medium? 

  6. Describe how to prevent contamination of the entire container of rooting hormone.  

  7. How long does it take to root a coleus? _______________________ a carnation? _______________
  8. Make a series of cartoon-style sketches (5-6 panels) showing the process of making a cutting. Use steps 1 and 2 of Idaho Master Gardeners Handbook on pages 4-9 and 4-10 as a source.