How to take leaf cuttings from Streptocarpus plants

Method 2

General tips are covered in Method 1

This second method is useful if several plants are wanted. The leaf being used as the cutting should be cut transversely into several pieces, each about 5cm (2 in.) in length (as shown above). The number obtained from one leaf will obviously depend on the size of the chosen leaf. Make sure the leaf sections are planted the correct way up, i.e. place the basal end, which was the point of attachment, in the compost.

Instead of using pots, a propagating cell pack divided into a number of sections can be used, putting a piece of leaf in each cell. See next page.