Propagation

Leaf Cutting

Materials:

  • 3 to 4 inch pot
  • propagating mix
  • spears of sharp scissors
  • a mother plant
  • pencil
  • rooting hormone
  • propagation heat mat (optional)
  • fertilizer

Pots

Fill the pots with propagating fertilizer and make it firm and add water to it.
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Leaves

Using the shears, cut leaves with stems from the mother plant, snipping as close to the bases of the leaf stalks as possible. Trim the stems about an inch long.

Planting

With a pencil poke 1 1/2 in holes in the soil just off center. Dip the stems into the rooting hormone, and insert the stem about halfway into the hole.
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Budding

When new leaves form, fertilize with a dilute solution of fertilizer. When leaves cover most of the soil surface, move the young plants into larger pots.
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