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Making cuttings is a technique used for the vegetative propagation of plants. Some plants are able to produce (asexually) a new individual from a piece of root, stem or leaf when placed in a suitable medium. This is a kind of cloning because the cutting becomes a new plant with the same genes as its parent.

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Some plants undergo a natural process of reproduction by “cutting” – in some, parts of the stem or leaves break loose and spontaneously create their own roots. In other species, one can provoke…

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