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This website was developed to help hobbyists, students, teachers, nurserymen and other brave people do plant tissue culture without expensive equipment.  We educate.  We sell kits and supplies. We try to help......carol

Almost guaranteed to be fun, therapeutic, addictive, enlightening, (educational - but don't tell anyone) and a nice way to communicate with other plant lovers.


Bringing plant tissue culture to the home and classroom since 1998

Plant tissue culture (micropropagation, cloning, in vitro culture) is a method of plant propagation that
  • involves growing pieces of plants (shoot tip, node, leaves, etc.) in a sterile environment
  • producing numerous new plants ("plantlets") year-round
  • using supplies from your kitchen or classroom

In the past, this was restricted to university  and industry laboratories but since 1998 we have been teaching people how to do this in their kitchens and classrooms using inexpensive supplies. 

How Do You Get Started:

  1. Email Carol  for a copy of our Workshop Handout
  2. Read overview of our model system:  African violet Leaf Culture
  3. Explore our website: we sell Kits and Supplies.
  4. Join a Listserv (free, valuable source which connects you with other hobbyists)
  5. Communicate with others - See the MAP - for locations of TC People Worldwide

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