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In this activity, students learn how to grow plants from spores, bulbils, rhizomes, stolons, tubers or cuttings.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • discuss one way of growing a new plant without using seeds
  • experience one of the following: how to locate spores on a fern frond; how to locate and plant a plantlet growing as a bulbil, from a rhizome or from a stolon; how to divide a tuber or how to make a cutting.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what to do
  • discussion questions.

Find out more about grafting in this video Grafting and budding.

    Published 2 February 2014