Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory (PTCL) Bangalore

PTCL Bangalore




  • Grand Naine
  • Elakki Bale
  • Nanjangud Rasabale
  • Chandra Bale
    (Red Banana)
  • Karpooravalli
  • Udhayam
  • Nendran
  • Poovan
  • Grapes
    (Var. Gulabi)
  • Pomegranate
    (Var. Bhagua)
  • Papaya
    (Red Lady)
  • Jamun
  • Pomello


  • Brahma Kamala
  • Stag Horn Fern
  • Rose
  • Orchids
    (Var. Sonia & Joe Mutant)
  • Anthurium
    (Var. Crinkle Red)
  • Petunia
  • Philodendron
    (Var. Xanadu)
  • Syngonium
  • Schlumbergera
  • Coleus


  • Neem
  • Brahmi
  • Stevia
  • Ginger
    (Var. Maran)

Grand Naine

Rate : Rs 10

A banana cultivar of Musa acuminata. It is one of the most commonly cultivated bananas and a source of commercial Cavendish bananas. It is also known as the Chiquita banana.

Elakki Bale

Rate : Rs 25

Ellaki banana is unique to Karnataka state, and being smaller and sweeter is more popular than the dwarf Cavendish.

Nanjangud Rasabale

Rate : Rs 25

The fruit evokes tremendous appreciation for its taste among the older generation of the region. A variety of banana that offers a distinctive taste, "Nanjangud rasabale" has tickled the taste buds of people from far and wide.

Chandra Bale

(Red Banana)

Rate : Rs 25

Red bananas, also known as Red Dacca bananas in Australia, are a variety of banana with reddish-purple skin. They are smaller and plumper than the common Cavendish banana. The redder the fruit, higher are the vitamin C & carotene levels. When ripe, raw red bananas have a flesh that is cream to light pink in color. They are also softer and sweeter than the yellow Cavendish varieties, with a slight raspberry-banana flavor. Many red bananas are imported from producers in Asia and South America.


Rate : Rs 25

It is a popular variety grown for table purpose Karpuravalli is a tall, robust plant well suited to marginal lands and soils, produced under low input conditions. It is also the sweetest among Indian bananas. Its ash coated golden yellow and sweet fruits have good keeping quality.


Rate : Rs 25

Udhayam, a superior selection released by NRCB 2005, is a high yielder with 40-50% more yield than the local Karpuravalli and has field tolerance to nematodes and leaf spot diseases. The good quality fruits with good blend of sugar acid ratio are suitable for preparation of many value added products.


Rate : Rs 25

It is a popular variety in Kerala where it is relished as a fruit as well as used for processing. Nendran is known to display considerable diversity in plant stature, pseudo stem color, presence or absence of male axis, bunch size, etc. Fruits remain as starchy even on ripening.


Rate : Rs 25

It is a leading commercial cultivar grown throughout the country with location specific ecotypes. It is generally cultivated as a perennial crop. Poovan is also commercially cultivated for leaf industry. Fruit is slightly acidic, firm and has typical sour-sweet aroma. Fruits turn to attractive golden yellow on ripening.

Grapes (Var. Gulabi)

Rate : Rs 30

A grape is a non-climacteric fruit, specifically a berry that grows on the perennial and deciduous woody vines of the genus Vitis. Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making jam, juice, jelly, vinegar, wine, grape seed extracts, raisins, molasses and grape seed oil. Grapes are also used in some kinds of confectionery.


(Var. Bhagua)

Rate : Rs 50

Pomegranate fruit (often misspelled as "pomegranite"). Originally from the Middle East and Asia, the pomegranate fruit is also known by the name Granada or the Chinese apple. The great thing about pomegranate fruit is that the trees on which it grows can live for many years. Aside from being a great décor for a backyard… it produces the delicious pomegranate fruit.

Papaya (Red Lady)

Rate : Rs 30

Carica papaya plants, and their fruits, are generally known as papayas. However, the papaya is also commonly called pawpaw or papaw. Papayas can be used as a food, a cooking aid, and in medicine. The stem and bark are also used in rope production. The ripe fruit of the papaya is usually eaten raw. The unripe green fruit can be eaten cooked, usually in curries, salads, and stews. In Thailand papaya is used to make Som-Tam when still not fully ripe. Papayas have a relatively high amount of pectin, which can be used to make jellies.

Jamun (Seedling plants,not a variety)

Rate : Rs 20

Jamun is indigenous to India. Its tree is tall and evergreen. Therefore it is generally grown as avenue tree or as wind break. Though the fruits are liked by all and sell at a high price, but it is still not grown as an orchard tree. Jamun is found all over India. Jamun fruits are a good source of iron and are said to be useful in the troubles of heart and liver. The seeds of jamun are an effective medicine against diabetes and their powder is widely used in India to control diabetes.


Rate : Rs 50

The pomelo (Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis) is a citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia. It is usually pale green to yellow when ripe, with sweet white (or, more rarely, pink or red) flesh and very thick albedo (rind pith). It is the largest citrus fruit. A local cultivar known as 'Devanahalli Chakotha' named after a village – Devanahalli in sub-urban Bengaluru, has been awaiting a GI tag to be awarded shortly. This prized cultivar is taken up for mass multiplication in our laboratory.

Brahma Kamala

Rate : Rs 25

Saussurea obvallata, also known as Brahma Kamala, is a species of flowering plant named after Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. It is native to the Himalayas, India, Northern Burma and South-West China. In Himalayas, it is found at an altitude of around 4500 m. But you need not have to trek the heights as it has been chosen for in vitro conservation & is available at our 'Sasyagara'. The plant is endangered & is considered as an herb in Tibetan medicine. It has a bitter taste, promotes heat and used to treat paralysis of the limbs and cerebral ischemia. The entire plant is used.

Stag Horn Fern

(Net pot plant)

Rate : Rs 50

Staghorn ferns are epiphytic perennials or "air" plants. They are native to jungles in Africa, Australia and tropical regions of Asia. A staghorn fern does not need soil to grow, and will often be found high in a tree attached to the bark. It would not be wrong to say that these ferns are the most sought after and expensive of all ferns as a few specimens, like the one in our department, have been elevated to a status of being priceless as it has sent back many a blank cheques. But we still have a way to make you happy as we are offering this timeless beauty at a very reasonable price.


(Tissue cultured plants)

Rate : Rs 10

Ornamental roses have been cultivated for millennia, with the earliest known cultivation known to date from at least 500 BC in Mediterranean countries, Persia, and China. Many thousands of rose hybrids and cultivars have been bred and selected for garden use as flowering plants. The rose hip, the fruit of some species, is used as a minor source of Vitamin C. Rose hips are occasionally made into jam, jelly, and marmalade, or are brewed for tea, primarily for their high vitamin C content. They are also pressed and filtered to make rose hip syrup. Rose hips are also used to produce Rose hip seed oil, which is used in skin products and some makeup products.


(Var. Sonia & Joe Mutant)

Rate : Rs 500 (Flowering)
            Rs 200(Yet to flower)

Orchidaceae, usually referred to as the Orchid family, is currently believed to be the largest family of flowering plants. The number of orchid species equals more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. The family also includes Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant). An extinct species of stingless bee, Proplebeia dominicana, was found trapped in Miocene amber from about 15-20 million years ago. The bee was carrying pollen of a previously unknown orchid taxon, Meliorchis caribea, on its wings. This indicates that orchids may have an ancient origin and have arisen 76 to 84 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous. In other words, they may have co-existed with dinosaurs.


(Var. Crinkle Red)

Rate : Rs 250 (Flowering)
            Rs 100 (Yet to flower)

Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix. It is one of the largest and probably the most complex genus of this family; certainly it is one of the most variable. Many species are undoubtedly not yet described and new ones are being found every year.


Rate : Rs 25 (polybag)

Petunia is a widely cultivated genus of flowering plants of South American origin, closely related with tobacco, cape gooseberries, tomatoes, deadly nightshades, potatoes and chili peppers; in the family Solanaceae. The popular flower derived its name from French, which took the word 'petun', meaning "tobacco," from a Tupi–Guarani language. Petunias are generally insect pollinated, with the exception of P. exserta, which is a rare, red-flowered, hummingbird-pollinated species.


(Var. Xanadu)

Rate : Rs 25 (Med Size)
            Rs 50 (Big size)

Philodendron 'xanadu' is a beautiful foliage plant which can be kept in bright rooms with direct or indirect light. This plant grows very compact and in the shape of a mushroom cap. Unmatched by any other big-leafed tropical, this foliage plant plays an important role in creating jungle-like exotic compositions in warm winter gardens. With its lax habit and tolerance of both sun and considerable shade, it works in foundation plantings under shade arbors, as a focal point of sequestered entries or as a standout against hot-colored walls of postmodern architecture.


Rate : Rs 25 (polybag)

Syngonium is a genus of about 36 species of flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to tropical rain forests in Central and South America. They are woody vines growing to heights of 10–20 m or more in trees. They have leaves that change shape according to the plant's stage of growth. They are considered to be highly effective in removal of indoor vapor pollutants and are an excellent choice of plants to be planted indoors and in even in almost darkness conditions.


Rate : Rs 75 (Flowering)
            Rs 50 (Yet to flower)

Schlumbergera is a genus of tree-dwelling cactus from Brazil. They are tropical rainforest epiphytes, growing on tree branches where, despite the high rainfall, water drains off quickly so that "dry" conditions prevail much of the time. Not surprisingly these cacti are quite different in appearance from that of their desert-dwelling cousins. In 1858 Charles Lemaire (1801-1871) named this genus after Frédéric Schlumberger (1823-1893), a French collector of cacti and other succulents, living at Chateau des Authieux near Rouen.


Rate : Rs 25 (Polybag)

Solenostemon is a genus of perennial plants, native to tropical Africa, Asia, Australia, the East Indies, the Malay Archipelago, and the Philippines. They are commonly known as Coleus. Coleus is typically grown as ornamental plants. They can usually be kept as perennials if well managed and also make low-maintenance houseplants. The effects of the Coleus plant have not been explored very much but the plant has been known to have been used by the Aztec Indians of southern Mexico who have been consuming this plant for years for its mind-altering effects.


(Seedling plants)

Rate : Rs 20

Azadirachta indica (Neem) is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae and is native to Indian Subcontinent. In India, the tree is variously known as "Sacred Tree," "Heal All," "Nature's Drugstore," "Village Pharmacy" and "Panacea for all diseases." Products made from neem tree have been used in India for over two millennia for their medicinal properties: Neem products have been observed to be anthelmintic, antifungal, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antiviral, contraceptive and sedative.[1] Neem products are also used in selectively controlling pests in plants. It is considered a major component in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine and is particularly prescribed for skin disease.

Brahmi (Baccopa)

Rate : Rs 5

Bacopa monnieri (Coastal Waterhyssop, Brahmi, Thyme-leafed gratiola, Water hyssop) is a perennial, creeping herb whose habitat includes wetlands and muddy shores. This plant has a number of uses in Ayurveda, as one of the herbs used in Rasayanas. It is a traditional treatment for epilepsy and asthma. It has antioxidant properties, reducing oxidation of fats in the bloodstream. In India, this plant has also been used traditionally to consecrate newborn babies in the belief that it will open the gateway of intelligence. Laboratory studies on rats indicate that extracts of the plant improve memory capacity and motor learning ability. Recent studies suggest bacopa may improve intellectual activity.


Rate : Rs 10

If you've ever tasted stevia, you know it's extremely sweet. In fact, this remarkable noncaloric herb, native to Paraguay, has been used as a sweetener and flavor enhancer for centuries. The Guarani Indians had known for centuries about the unique advantages of kaa he-he (a native term which translates as "sweet herb") — long before the invaders from the Old World were lured by the treasures of the New. These native people knew the leaves of the wild stevia shrub (a perennial indigenous to the Amambay Mountain region) to have a sweetening power unlike anything else.

Ginger(Var. Maran)

Rate : Rs 30

Ginger is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale, consumed as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. It lends its name to its genus and family (Zingiberaceae). Other notable members of this plant family are turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice. Ginger acts as a useful food preservative. Ginger have been claimed to decrease the pain from arthritis, though studies have been inconsistent. It may also have blood thinning and cholesterol lowering properties that may make it useful for treating heart disease.

Thanks to the Govt. of India initiative, our laboratory has received substantial funds to strengthen the laboratory in order to use it for commercial plant production along with post graduate research. We are happy that we are able to develop our lab which has a capacity to produce a minimum of one million plants per year. Despite many teething problems, which accompany a production unit under a government set up, we are quite satisfied with our progress, as we have already achieved a target of 1,40,000 plants earning around Rs 14 lakhs as on today. Never the less, we take pride in letting you know that ours is one of those promising university laboratories in the country today.

We are a highly determined lot here in the laboratory, committed to serving the farmers as well as entrepreneurs and hence a considerable progress is being achieved. It's highly contenting that many farmers who have grown our plants are coming back to us for some more as they have reaped the benefits of our quality planting material. The comments of our visitors are a constant tonic in boosting us to deliver more of the best. Some of the pictures which have been loaded on this website are a testimony to this.

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  • Banana
  • Phyllodendron Xanadu
  • Brahmi
  • Syngonium
  • Stevia
  • Ginger
  • Patchouli
  • Grapes
  • Anthurium
  • Orchids

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