Cuttings are made from the vegetative portions of the plant, such as stems, modified stems (rhizomes, tubers, corms, bulbs), leaves, or roots.

Cuttings can be classified according to the part of the plant from which they are obtained. (see specific cutting sections - like stem, leaf or root cuttings - in this glossary).

  1. Stem cuttings
    1. Hardwood
      1. Deciduous
      2. Narrow-leaved evergreen
    2. Semi-hardwood
    3. Softwood
    4. Herbaceous
  2. Leaf cuttings
  3. Leaf-bud cuttings
  4. Root cuttings