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From which houseplants can leaf cuttings be made?

African violets, gloxinias, snake plant, kalanchoe, pick-a-back plant, rex begonia, peperomia, sedums, and echeveria are commonly propagated this way. Some of these can be started in water only, and all can be rooted in damp sand or sand and peat moss. The usual method is to cut off a leaf with about 1 inch of stem and insert the stem in the sand; then cover the pot or box with polyethylene film. But special steps are taken with some plants, such as snake plant and rex begonia.


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