Presentation on Plantlets

A plantlet is a tiny version of a plant still attached somewhere to its parent plant. The plantlets obtain food from the parent plant until they are established. Plantlets can be obtained by different methods: production of plantlets from runners; production of leaf plantlets and production of plantlets from offsets. The plantlet can be ‘pegged down’ into a small pot of compost using wire. When the roots are established, the runner is cut close to the new plant and the wire removed.