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What you need:
  • Sharp clean knife
  • Plastic bag, cover or seed tray
  • Rooting hormone
  • Seedling mix
Streptocarpus is easy to propagate by at least two different types of leaf cuttings.
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One method is leaf wedge cuttings. Cut a leaf into several wedges. The midrib of the leaf should run through the middle of each wedge.
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Dip the cut ends of the leaf wedges in rooting hormone.
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Fill a tray with moist seedling mix. Make a series of narrow furrows in the seedling mix with the blade of your knife. Insert one wedge into each furrow and firm the soil around it.
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Another type of leaf cutting is made by cutting the leaf in half along the center of the midrib.
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Dip the cut edge in rooting hormone and insert it into a tray of moist seedling mix.
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Cover the tray with a plastic bag or cover. It should take several weeks before new shoots appear.
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Once you see leaves forming, remove the tray from the propagator. The individual plants should be planted into their own pots.