Vegetative propagation of Mucuna bracteata

Vine cuttings having three node are selected and used. A slanting cut was given about 5cm below the bottom node  Another cut was given in the vine above the top node leaving as much length of vine as possible.and planted in bags filled with potting mixture. The bags are kept in partial shade till the buds open from top node. Phenolic compound from the cut ends oxidise and cause decay of cuttings. Cutting of vines dipped in water mixed with ascorbic acid (50 mg per litre) to avoid oxidation processes.The decay starts from the tip of the top inter node and proceed downwards. Before it reaches the middle node the dormant buds have to sprout. That is reason why, long inter node is provided in the top of the cutting.
Subpages (1): Polythene bag planting