Reproduction (C10)

What is vegetative propagation? State two advantages and two disadvantages of this method.


Vegetative propagation: A process in which any vegetative part of a plant (root, stem or leaf) gives rise to a new plant under appropriate conditions.


  1. Large number of plants obtained in a short interval
  2. Propagation of seedless plants is made possible


  1. No genetic variations, so less adaptability to the environment
  2. The disease of plants gets transferred to the off springs