Interest in the cultivation and propagation of Australian plants is rising as many more Australian gardeners turn to our native plants in place of exotic species. This book is a response to that interest.
It introduces the reader to the plant kingdom, and deals with the various methods of propagation, supported by monotone paintings for ease of understanding what occurs during the various processes of propagation.
Standard propagation techniques can be used for most Australian plants, under the conditions normally found in gardens. In the main it is a matter of selecting the right technique for the particular plant. Special procedures must be followed for some plants, but then so they must for some exotics as well! Factors associated with different kinds of propagation are discussed, ranging from the optimum conditions required for successful seed collecting and germination to the special requirements of various native orchids, ferns and other plants.