Annie Brooks

Stem Cuttings

You will need:
  • A sharp knife or pruning shears
  • Containers for potting the cuttings
  • Potting mix, perlite, vermiculite, or sand
  • Rooting hormone

How to:

Leaf Cuttings

You will need:

  • 3 to 4-inch diameter pots
  • Propagating mix
  • Pruning shears or sharp scissors
  • A mother plant
  • Pencil
  • Rooting hormone

How to:

  1. Fill pots with propagating mix
  2. Using shears, cut leaves with stems from the mother plant, snipping as close to the bases of the leaf stalks as possible. Trim the steps 1 to 1 1/2 inches long.
  3. With the pencil, poke 1 1/2 inch holes in the soil just off-center

  4. Dip the stems in root hormone

  5. Put 1/2 to 2/3 of the stems into the soil, with the leaf tips pointing away from the pot's center.

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