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Definition: A node is the area of a plant's stem from which the leaves grow. It is important to be able to locate nodes when doing regular maintenance such as pruning, but also when attempting to propagate plants from stem cuttings, as roots will often grow from the area beneath a node.
Also Known As: plant nodes, leaf nodes, stem nodes
Examples:
When pruning roses, it is best to prune back to nodes that are facing outward to promote a nice, open shape to the plant.
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