Drop layering is a modification of mound layering where the plants are grown in double stacked containers rather than the field.

The stock plant is cut back and covered with a container with the bottom removed.

New shoots are gradually covered with a well aerated medium to induce rooting.

Illustration showing a cross section view of a plant being propagated through the drop layering technique. The secondary container, rooted layers, soil line, rooting medium, and stock plant 'mother stem' are all identified.