Understanding a plants life cycle will help you tend and nourish your garden so that it achieves its full potential. There are three stages: propagation, vegetative, and flower. In propagation, seedlings or cuttings spend their time in makeshift plastic greenhouse at high humidity. In the vegetative stage, plants begin to grow and gain substance in preparation for the flowering phase. Finally, in the plant’s flowering phase, the goal is to produce beautiful and bountiful flowers or fruits. Understanding these phases is key to your gardening success.
- To care for your plants properly and efficiently, you need to understand the full life cycle of the plant.
- The second stage in the plant life cycle is vegetation, which is the growing process which strengthens the weight of the plant and makes it more substantial.
- The final phase of the plant life cycle is flowering, in which the plant focuses its efforts on producing the beautiful fruits or flowers.
“During propagation your cuttings or seedlings should spend 1-2 weeks (some plants may take longer) in a propagator. This essentially is a mini greenhouse with a clear plastic lid that lets in light whilst retaining heat and moisture.”