Plant Propagation Technique

A Stolon is a branch arising from near the base of the parent stem, resting on the soil, rooting at the tip, and finally tending to form a new plant, capable of independent growth when the branch is cut or dies away, between the terminal bud and the parent plant.

Certain types of Stolons have received distinctive names, of which the more important are Offsets, which is a very short Stolon, and Runners, which are very slender Stolons with long, mostly exposed internodes.

Nodes of a Stolon produce roots from around the node which causes the Stolon to start producing shoots with leaves. The Stolon will generally die off after the formation of a new plant via this method.

The most common example of a plant with Stolons is the Strawberry plant, where the mother plant forms plantlets on stolons, most typically during spring growth.

Many plants that produce above-ground Stolons also create horizontal, underground rhizomes.

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