Propagation

Why Do Seeds Sprout Inside Fruits? (Explained)

Vivipary tomato seeds sprouting inside fruit

Have you ever opened up a fruit and found seeds sprouting inside? What causes seeds to germinate prematurely? The premature germination of seeds inside fruits, called “vivipary”, is due to hormonal imbalance or a reduced level of abscisic acid (ABA).  This can happen when the fruit is under environmental stress, overripe, deficient in potassium, overfertilized …

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How To Find Plants with Stable Variegation: 7 Examples

Plants with stable variegation

If you like mottled and striped patterns of green and white on plant leaves, you may be interested in plants with variegation that is stable and will never revert. Plants with stable variegation have the same variegated pattern on all the leaves of the entire plant.  They can be naturally variegated with variegation encoded in …

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4 Ways To Induce Variegation In Plants (Explained)

Variegated plants

Plants with variegated colored patterns are rare, beautiful gems for any plant collection.  How to induce variegation in your plants? The best way to induce variegation in plants is to propagate a genetically variegated plant or the variegated parts of a plant with mutated plant cells that lack the green pigment.  Inducing changes artificially by …

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