What Does The Word Slip Mean When Used In Gardening - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburgh, PA
Question by LORENZO3
February 9, 2000
An article in a gardening magazine referred to propagating a certain flower by cuttings or SLIPS. What is a slip? Thank you for this great service.


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Answer from NGA
February 9, 2000

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Slip is sometimes used as another word for tip cutting. My grandmother always called her houseplant cuttings slips.

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