Which Plants or Flowers Can Be Grown From Leaves?

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.