Category Archives for Bulb Production and Propagation

Tunicate and Non-Tunicate Bulbs

Tunicate BulbsTulips are an example of tunicate bulbs. These bulbs have outer scales that are dry and membranous. The covering that surrounds the bulb is known as the tunic. It provides protection from drying and mechanical injury. The fleshy scales are in continuous layers that produce a solid bulb structure.Tulip bulbs in the garden.Within the […]

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How do you Propagate Bulbs?

In this post, we are going to discuss some methods of bulb propagation. The methods we are going to highlight include propagation via: offsets, bulblets, scaling, basal cuttage, cuttings and micropropagation.OffsetsThese are a type of side shoot that grow from the base of the bulb. Offsets are removed from the mother bulb when they are […]

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The Amazing World of Bulbs

What are bulbs?Bulbs, corms, tuberous roots and stems, rhizomes and pseudobulbs are specialized vegetative structures that function as the primary food storage organ. These plants are generally herbaceous perennials. This means that the shoots die at the end of the growing season, but the plant survives in the ground as a dormant, fleshy organ that […]

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