There are several methods that can be used to create new plants from existing plants.
The most widely-known method is by using seeds. Plants that are annuals are usually started from seed.
The drawback of starting other types of plants from seed is that the time required to attain full growth is considerably longer than some other kinds of propagation discussed below.
Taking cuttings of plants is an easy way to quickly clone your favorite species.
Layering is a method by which woody stalks of a plant are partially buried in earth.
Ferns, and mushrooms...how to propagate these? OhMyNumbers 20:35, June 3, 2010 (UTC)