African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

Propagation studies in Gloriosa superba

S. Anandhi
  • S. Anandhi
  • Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, Tamil Nadu, India.
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K. Rajamani
  • K. Rajamani
  • Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, Tamil Nadu, India.
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M. Jawaharlal
  • M. Jawaharlal
  • Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, Tamil Nadu, India.
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  •  Received: 10 June 2015
  •  Accepted: 18 June 2015
  •  Published: 28 January 2016

Abstract

Studies on seed germination in glory lily revealed that seeds soaked in hot water for one hour results in maximum germination of 32.75%, with earlier germination (48.35 days) and vigor index (565.92), when compared to other chemical treatments or growth regulator. Effect of certain growth regulators (GA3, Kinetin, Ethrel) on the sprouting of tuber was assessed and ethrel at 500 ppm recorded maximum sprouting percentage (100 %), earlier sprouting of tubers (6.33 days), maximum plant height (99.32 cm) and maximum number of leaves per plant (34.04) and plant girth (1.81 cm).

 

Key words: Glory lily, seed treatment, growth regulator, tuber, germination, sprouting.