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Propagation from leaf cuttings

Posted by winterflower New York (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 1, 07 at 20:57

Hi everybody! I am brand new to this site, so this is my very first question. Yesterday I took leaf cuttings from my aluminum plant and African violet. The book "Houseplants for Dummies" said to plant the leaves in moist potting mix, which I did. What I want to know is: if the mix dries out before anything starts growing should I mist or water it? Or should I just let it be? And does anyone know how long it takes before the cuttings will start to germinate? Thanks!

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RE: Propagation from leaf cuttings

This is the easiest way to root violets that I know. I have rooted hundreds of violets using this method.

Violets like to be watered from the bottom, as a rule. They don't like water on their leaves.

Aluminum plant, I am not familiar with. I will have to look that one up.

Good Luck!


Here is a link that might be useful: Propagating Violets

RE: Propagation from leaf cuttings

The soil needs to be damp at all times.. watering from above or below just keep off leaf. the leaf does not "germinate" but forms roots then a plantlet will form. There are many variables did youse rooting hormone. temp light fertilization after roots form etc..... expect 3-9 months to have sizeable plant.

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