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Leaf Layering How-To

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut a healthy leaf from the plant with a bit of stem attached to act as an anchor.

  2. Step 2

    Prepare a growing medium by mixing equal parts peat and perlite.

  3. Step 3

    Moisten, but don't soak, the medium.

  4. Step 4

    Place the leaf on the growing mix, weighting it with pebbles to maintain contact.

  5. Step 5

    Using a sharp knife, slit through the major leaf veins; dust with rooting hormone.

  6. Step 6

    Place tray in a warm, humid place, out of direct sun. Mist regularly. Plantlets will form at slits; cut apart, and pot up.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 2006