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Starting Plants From Leaves

Gardening is one amazing hobby. There is so much you can learn from gardening. Everyday you stand amazed at the way nature works. This is my kalanchoe fedtschenkoi tricolor  putting out tiny baby plants from mature leaves. These plants have variegated leaves, the green leaf is edged with shades of , white and pink.  I usually take off the older leaves when they lose color and turn pinkinsh grey, these them are laid on some moist ( not wet) soil and left in the shade. Within a week they produce a number of tiny plants at their edges and sometimes at the stem.

Begonias, various other varieties of kalanchoes, snake plants, African violets, hoyas, ivy, pepromias  and succulents can be reproduces this way. Gardening doesn’t have to be a expensive. You can have hundreds of plants by using various techniques of reproduction.

Hoyas, beogonias, peperomias and various other succulents are so expensive even though they can be reproduced easily. It takes more labor and love but it can be done.

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    Gardening is an act of labor and love, right?

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    Nature always astonishes us with its miracles , right?

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  1. Who was it who said that gardening is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration?!

    Those leaves are presumably from a plant that is native to tropical forests, where leaves that fall can quickly give rise to new growth in warm damp soils.

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