Masterclass: Advanced Plant Propagation


 

 

Date: Sunday 11 August and Thursday 29 August 2019

Time: 9:45am - 3:00pm

Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery, 16 Lampert Road, Piccadilly, SA 5152

Cost: $240 per person. Online bookings can be made through Eventbrite. Please note that an online booking fee applies.
Payments made by calling 08 8222 9311 will not incur a booking fee.

 

Take your plant propagation skills to the next level with the Advanced Plant Propagation Masterclass. Techniques covered will move on from general seed propagating and stem cuttings to include:

  • Leaf cutting: some plants can be regenerated from both roots and shoots from part of or whole leaves and these techniques will be investigated and practiced.
  • Root cutting: some plants, ones that naturally produce shoots or suckers from the roots, can be propagated by this technique and this method will be carried out on the day
  • Grafting and budding: involves joining two separate plants so they can function as one, creating a strong, healthy plant that has characteristics of both plants. Several methods will be explored in this masterclass.

This Masterclass is an extension of the Masterclass: Plant Propagation Principles and Practices, but is not a pre-requisite. For more information, download the flyer.

Presenter: Matt Coulter

Matt Coulter has worked in the horticultural nursery industry for the past 31 years. Matt is currently the curator of Plant Propagation at the Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens managing the propagation and growing of new plant material for the Gardens.

Matt is widely known for his innovative work in propagating one of the world's most fascinating plants - the Amorphophallus titanum. Matt's work has seen the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia amass one of the world's largest collections of this threatened species.

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