Mass vegetative propagation of an aromatic medicinal plant Melissa officinalis Linn for Ex-situ conservation in Herbal Garden
Durgesh Dixena and DK Patel
Growth tendency of the plants are variable among the varied plant species in nature. The variation among the species is important segment for forming biological diversity in particular habitat. To maintain the diversity status plants are adopted for many ways to regenerate themselves as their parental ones. Such modes are referred as mode of multiplication and is classified in two major category as Seed/Sexual and vegetative/Asexual propagation. Many of the plants are efficiently producing seeds which further grow in coming favorable season At the same time it is also noticed that many plants are not capable to produce seeds and are potentially capable to propagate using their Vegetative plant parts. Current study is based on the study of vegetative propagation using stem cutting of the Melissa officinalis Linn in Herbal garden in GGV campus. The study followed by the stem cutting propagation in poly bags filled with soil, sand and manure mixture. The experiment was properly monitored to fulfill the requirements of the developing plant part in each a poly bags separately. Changes were recorded following capturing of images in ten days interval.