What Does Propagate Mean?

Propagating refers to taking part of a parent plant to create a new plant. Several forms of propagating include planting seeds, grafting and budding. The newly formed plant is identical genetically to the parent plant.

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Freelance writer Julie Hampton has worked as an artist, writer and event planner for over eight years. She also served a brief stint in the military as a nurse specializing in geriatrics. Hampton has an associate’s degree in journalism, and studied public relations at The University of West Florida.