Edited and revised by David C. Plant propagation is the process of creating new plants. There are two types of propagation: Sexual reproduction is the union of the pollen and egg, drawing from the genes of two parents to create a new, third individual.
Sexual propagation involves the floral parts of a plant. Asexual propagation involves taking a Define asexual plant of one parent plant and causing it to regenerate itself into a new plant. The resulting new plant is genetically identical its parent. Asexual propagation involves the vegetative parts of a plant: The advantages of sexual propagation are that it may be cheaper and quicker than other methods; it may be the only way to obtain new varieties and hybrid vigor; in certain species, it is the only viable method for propagation; and it is a way to avoid transmission of Define asexual plant diseases.
Asexual propagation has advantages, too.