Which Plants or Flowers Can Be Grown From Leaves?

Some plants and flowers, including African violets, sedum, hoya and peperomia, can be propagated or grown from a leaf or a part of a leaf. However, a leaf cutting generally just decays or, at most, produces only a few roots.

Since cuttings of just a leaf usually do not produce a viable plant, gardening pros suggest that removing the leaf and around 1.5 inches of the petiole (the area between the leaf and the stem) is a better way to generate new plants. Once clipped, inserting the lower end of the petiole into a rooting medium will generally allow a new plant to form at its base.