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Plant Propagation at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Video)

Many perennial plants at Brooklyn Botanic Garden are reproduced vegetatively, a technique that involves using a plant cutting or fragment to create a new plant that is a genetic copy of the parent. Some plants, like hardy begonias, produce bulbils along their stems that can be collected and used in this process.

Propagation specialist Patrick Austin gives a behind-the-scenes look at vegetative propagation as he collects hardy begonia bulbils to be grown in Bluebell Wood.

 

is Brooklyn Botanic Garden's photographer and video producer.

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