Rapid Ecological Succession

These species of plants have the capacity to rapidly stabilize eroded environments, specifically utilizing plant species that can be propagated and multiplied very easily with cuttings/divisions (WITHOUT ROOTING HORMONE) or naturally with reseeding. Taking cuttings is the most efficient way to catalyze succession, particularily with the following species of plants:

 

TREES (some examples)

moringa – very fast growing, easy cuttings

leucaena – very fast growing, efficient reseeding

mulberry – fast growing, easy cuttings, efficient reseeding

fig – fast growing, easy cuttings

date palm and jelly palm – easy divisions

SHRUBS (some examples)

mexican sunflower – great biomass, easy cuttings, very fast growing

chaya – great biomass, easy cuttings

cassava – great biomass (tuber), easy cuttings, fast growing

hibiscus sp. – easy cuttings

goji – easy cuttings, efficient reseeding

buckeye – efficient reseeding

HERBS (some examples)

longevity spinach – easy cuttings, fast growing

mugwort – easy divisions

artichoke – easy divisions

potato – easy divisions

sweet potato – easy divisions

fennel – easy divisions

clover – efficient reseeding

borage – very efficient reseeding

lupine – efficient reseeding

yarow – efficient reseeding

comfrey – easy divisions

plantain – efficient reseeding

amaranth – efficient reseeding

VINES (some examples)

grape – easy cuttings, efficient reseeding

SUCCULENTS/CACTI

aloe vera – easy divisions, simple cuttings

jade – easy cuttings

san pedro – fast growing, simple cuttings

 

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