Plant Growth Regulators and Clonal Propagation of Lachenalia Montana

A recent research paper entitled, “Regulating the regulators: responses of four plant growth regulators during clonal propagation of Lachenalia montana” evaluates the effects of an auxin and three cytokinin type plant growth regulators — at three different concentrations – on the clonal regeneration of the Lachenalia genus, which is known for its horticultural and ornamental value. Currently, 138 Lachenalia species are classified as declining, rare, near threatened, vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered. This paper seeks to improve understanding of this species’ growth and hormonal physiology.