Question: How do I take leaf cuttings?

Answer: Plants such as African violets, Rex and other fancy-leafed begonias and some peperomias are started from leaf cuttings, where one single leaf has the physiological ability to reproduce roots and more leaves. Select mature, healthy leaves, and cut them cleanly with a sharp knife. Insert several such leaves into a pot filled with loose, highly organic potting soil, and keep them moist until they form roots and develop new clusters of leaves.

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