Plant Propagation

Why buy plants when you can propagate them? Take home at least 10 free plants from this course. Learn the many methods of propagation, including cuttings, division, layering, grafting and more. Grow your own perennials, shrubs and trees, including fuchsias, frangipanis, hydrangeas, lavenders, roses, camellias, orchids, maples and more. Comprehensive notes are provided and bookings are essential.

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.


  • Course Introduction
  • Propagation overview
  • Seed sowing/seed saving
  • Division/separation
  • Softwood, Semi-hardwood & Hardwood cuttings
  • Leaf cuttings
  • Bulbs/corms/tubers
  • Layering/Air layering
  • Budding and grafting
  • Tissue Culture
  • Course Review


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Know how to implement the various methods of plant propagation.
  2. Select plants most suitable for various methods of propagation.
  3. Find out the best time of year to propagate various types of plants.
  4. Discover how to fill a garden or balcony with plants without buying them.
  5. Learn how to maintain a propagated plant.

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