As summer is soon approaching, growing plants around the house and even in it is an excellent idea. Gardens that are blooming with plants and flowers are great, relaxing areas to sit in during the summer evenings, plus planting them in the house adds an extraordinary touch to the interior décor. There are studies that also disclose that they assist in enhancing the mood of individuals, increase creativity, productivity and focus.
The technique of growing plants from leaves considered a more efficient option than the process of growing from seeds, due to the fact that it produces faster results. The modus operandi involves selecting the desired plant and clipping a healthy leaf from it, then dip the leaf into rooting hormone, then placing it in a suitable container for propagation. Even though this process requires rigorous care, the results are astounding. So, are you a passionate gardener that is seeking out novel ways of propagating your plants? Here we highlight a few of the plants that could easily grow from leaves.
The money plant is one of the first options when it comes to plants that individuals want to grow at home and from a leaf. It is considered a bringer of blessings and good luck into the homes of the individuals that plant them, plus they are also very easy to plant and grow, either outdoors or indoors. First cut the leaves from the stem, ensuring that the nodes, which is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge, unharmed and intact. Place the leaves in the container of choice, dipping the leaves into rooting hormone if the soil is the preferred medium, this will allow the rooting process to fasten. Once you start to see roots growing, transplant the plant.
Aloe Vera is yet another plant that many individuals love to have in their homes. The reason for it being such a popular houseplant is because it has numerous health and medical properties. Even though this plant can be propagated from its leaves, it still has a minimum chance of budding roots. Therefore, it is recommended that the Aloe Vera be grown from the offsets. Firstly, select a mature and healthy Aloe Vera plant, normally between eight to ten inches in length. Clip a leaf from off the plant, ensuring that a downward angle is attained using a very sharp knife. Then store the leaf in a warm area until a thin film begins to form covering the cut area. Once you can see the film, the leaf-cutting is ready to be planted. It can be placed directly into the container in which it is to be grown into maturity, with the cut side down.
The Jade plant is a very juicy plant that has tiny pink and white flowers. The Jade plant is assumed to provide blessings and good luck to the household in which it is planted, in addition, the gorgeous flowers will add a stylish touch to the interior décor of the house. Take the leaves from a Jade plant that is healthy. Then prepare a combination of one part soil and one part compost into a small container that has proper and adequate drainage. Place the cutting of the leaf cautiously into the container. Water it as frequently as needed until the roots begin to be visible. Approximately during the second or third week is when individuals should discover little plantlets. The plantlets should be able to be transplanted at this point.
The snake plant is a gorgeous evergreen plant, which is lasting. The plant is typically utilized as an ornamental plant because of the foliage that is green all year round with darker green stripes. The snake plant is also popular for its hardiness and could easily thrive in very low lighting and even conditions of drought. Select a disease-free and healthy leaf from a healthy snake plant, then cut that leaf with a very sharp knife. Pour water into the container of choice, just enough that it covers the base of the leaf. The water should be changed every two days and the container place in indirect sunlight. Once the individual begins to see roots, is when the leaf is ready to be transplanted.
Begonias are an excellent option if beautiful flowering plants are what the individual would like in their garden. The begonia is a tropical and subtropical plant that is often used as an ornamental plant, which is capable of being grown indoors if the individual resides in a colder climate. However, the begonia is best planted in a garden for the beautiful and colorful flowers. It could be very challenging to propagate the begonia from its leaves. Individuals will need a cutting board and a sharp knife to accomplish this task. Select healthy leaves from a healthy plant and cut the leaves petioles (the stalk that joins a leaf to a stem) from the side that has been snipped, cut upward at a forty-five-degree angle. Once the cuttings of the leaves are completed, combine half soil and half perlite or vermiculite to form a potting mix. With the petiole end towards the mixture, plant the leaves. Tweezers can also be used to assist with the planting, water the plant sparingly, and place the container where it is exposed to medium light. Within about four to eight weeks the plants should begin to develop roots and be ready to be transplanted.
The spider plant is also referred to as the airplane plant, it is an extremely easy to grow houseplant. The spider plant could be planted either outdoors or indoors. The astonishing green shrubbery makes this plant an excellent addition to any place it is located. Once individuals are able to locate plantlets, it becomes very easy to propagate after that, the plantlets are tiny leaves that grow at the head of the plant. Snip the plantlet from the plant and put it in water for a few days, until there is evidence of roots developing. This is a sign that the plant is ready for transplanting.