Name: Vicki Perkins
Mt. Morris, Mi
|how do you propagate kalanchoes? Can you use a leaf off the plant?
|Answer from NGA
February 15, 2010
|Kalanchoes are very easy to propagate. You can use a single leaf or you can take stem cuttings. If you use a leaf, cut it or break it off the plant (try not to bruise it when you grasp it) and allow it to dry overnight. The cut or broken end will callous over a bit. Dip the cut end into rooting hormone and set it in moistened potting soil. The same process is used for tip cuttings. Take a cutting 4-6 inches long, strip the leaves off the lower third of the cutting, dip the end in rooting hormone and set it in a container of moistened potting soil. Best wishes with your new plants.
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