Issues relating to the use of cold storage method in the production of herbaceous and woody cuttings of ornamental plants


  • Matej VOŠNJAK University of Ljubljana
  • Gregor OSTERC University of Ljubljana



cold storage, cuttings, vegetative propagation, ornamental plants


In ornamental horticulture, propagation by cuttings is the most important and most commonly used method of vegetative propagation of plants. During propagation, growers use various techniques to ensure or maintain the highest quality of material. With the relocation of the world’s major ornamental plant growers to tropical and subtropical areas, maintaining the quality of the material during transport has become crucial for further plant production. The method of cold storage of plant material is used in vegetative propagation and in the transport of cuttings of herbaceous and woody ornamental plants from equatorial areas to the areas where they are to be rooted. Cold storage lowers the temperature of the plant material, thus slowing down the metabolism of the plants during storage, preserving the growth potential and quality of the cuttings and extending their shelf life. This paper reviews the management of cuttings of various ornamental plant species by cold storage, focusing on cuttings of herbaceous plants, cuttings of woody plants, and in vitro production.


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VOŠNJAK, M., & OSTERC, G. (2022). Issues relating to the use of cold storage method in the production of herbaceous and woody cuttings of ornamental plants. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 118(4), 1–10.



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