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Hows to take Leaf Cuttings


You will need: Knife, Cuttings Compost, Pots, Plastic Bag, Rubber Band

You can increase your stock of plants like Streptocarpus by taking leaf cuttings.

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Step 1

Step 1 of Hows to take Leaf Cuttings

Using a clean, sharp knife carefully remove strong, healthy looking leaves from the plant low down near the base.

Step 2

Step 2 of Hows to take Leaf Cuttings

Cut each leaf into sections as shown. Discard the tip of the leaf.

Step 3

Step 3 of Hows to take Leaf Cuttings

Insert the cuttings point downwards into a pot or tray of fresh, sterile cuttings compost. Water gently to settle the compost and cover with a white plastic bag held in place with a rubber band. Stand on a well-lit windowsill out of direct sunlight.

Step 4

Step 4 of Hows to take Leaf Cuttings

Remove the bag after three to four days or the leaves may rot. Within a few weeks the cuttings should root and can be potted up seperately to give you healthy new plants.

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