Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Issue 4 (2020)
Propagation of phalsa by cutting: A review
NK Joshi, CJ Thakar and DL Parmar
Phalsa is commercially propagated by seeds in India but seed has less viability up to 90-120 days hardly and it is difficult to maintain purity of characters for generation after generation by natural pollination. So, these reasons divert the attention toward vegetative method of propagation in phalsa. In vegetative method of propagation, generally it can be propagated by hardwood cuttings and layering. Propagation by cutting is economically better for farmers and widely employed method because it produce root easily and provide higher survival of cutings. Some factors strongly influenced on growth parameters in phalsa cutting such as growing condition, plant growth regulators, time of planting of cuttings, place of adaptability etc. According to number of previous experiments, phalsa cuttings treated with IBA concentration solution and planting in mist chamber condition showed highest value in number of leaves, survival percentage, shoot length, root length, number of primary root per cuttings, fresh weight of root and dry weight of root per cutting as compare to other plant growth regulators treatments. Mist chamber condition is most suitable for better shoot and root parameters while July planting showed maximum result in all observed characters due higher humidity. Phalsa is hardy crop and can grow easily by hardwood cuttings. So, it does not require any special antiseptic and highly environmentally control condition for propagation.
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NK Joshi, CJ Thakar and DL Parmar. Propagation of phalsa by cutting: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(4):389-391.