Behind the scenes: propagation

28 Aug 2018

Wim Declercq, head breeder at Gediflora, creates new breeds. “When the breeding processes are finalised, propagation starts. Our plant literally goes on a journey, which will eventually result after several intermediate steps and many flower trials, in cuttings.” His colleague Lore Vael adds: “Top quality cuttings”!

After the development of a new variety, it leaves for a laboratory where it is tested for viruses and bacteria. We then have a number of these plants sent on to our production sites. The plants are planted there ex vitro. They are placed in a greenhouse and grow into a first clone. This clone plant will be propagated until there are enough plants to produce cuttings. These are called the mother plants.

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