Wondering which are are best Indoor Plants that Grow from Leaves? We have included the top ones in our list that you can grow with ease!
With these Indoor Plants that Grow from Leaves, you don’t need stem cuttings, offsets, or root divisions to propagate. Just one single leaf to create a new houseplant!
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Growing Plants from Leaves
As compared to growing plants from seeds, propagating them from leaves is less time-consuming. All you have to do is cut a healthy leaf and plant it. However, it might require you to take a little more care in the initial stage, but the efforts will be rewarding!
Indoor Plants that Grow from Leaves
1. Flowering Kalanchoe
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Growing this plant from a leaf is a fairly easy process. Select a healthy leaf and snip it off with a wee bit of stem attached to it at the end.
Let it callus, and then either lay it or plant it in a pot filled with a seed starting mix, water well, and place it where the leaf gets bright but indirect light.
Here’s all you need to know about growing Flowering Kalanchoe
2. Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Sanseveria trifasciata
This air-purifying houseplant can be easily propagated from leaves in soil and water. Learn to have unlimited snake plants from leaves here.
Read how to grow snake plants indoors here
Botanical Name: Peperomia
For growing peperomia, take a healthy leaf from the base of the stem. You can use the whole leaf or cut it in two through the width. Dip the edges in the rooting hormone, make a small hole in the growing medium, and insert the leaf 0.3-0.7 inches (1-2 cm) deep in the potting mix.
Water thoroughly and cover the top of the pot with a plastic bag. Keep the upcoming plant in bright indirect light. Your leaf will root in 3-5 weeks.
Here are the best types of Peperomia you can grow
4. Rex Begonia
Botanical Name: Begonia rex
- Look for the healthiest leaf with plump and undamaged main veins.
- Cut the leaf along with the stem.
- Now, flip the leaf, and cut the veins from the middle. These cuts are the places where the new plantlets will grow.
- Once you have made all the cuts, turn the leaf and lay it flat on a pot having light soil mix.
- To ensure that the veins are in direct contact with the growing medium, use T-pins to press the leaf gently and properly to it.
- You also have an option to use pebbles to stop the leaf from curling too much, as it will hinder the propagation process, but be extra careful to avoid damaging the propagating leaf.
- Once you are done, make sure that you provide good humidity and bright, indirect light. Misting it frequently with tepid water is also a great option.
- The leaf may take up to 6-8 weeks to propagate and will grow 1-2 plants per cut. Be patient!
Check out the top tips on growing Rex Begonia here
5. African Violets
Botanical Name: Saintpaulia
You can multiply this flowering houseplant by growing it from leaves! Just take a fresh leaf from a healthy plant with a leaf petiole attached to it, and propagate in a light potting mix.
For more details on how to grow African Violets from leaves, click here
6. Bunny Ear Cactus
Botanical Name: Opuntia microdasys
Cut the pad or ear using a knife or tongs from the main plant, or simply twist it using your hand. Allow it to dry and heal for a few days, and wait for callus to form.
Plant the pad (just 10 to 20 percent of it) in a pot filled with cacti mix, cut side facing down. Keep the container at a spot where it gets bright but indirect light.
7. Jade Plant
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata
One of the most popular houseplants is also one of the easiest ones to grow from leaves! All you have to do is to snip away a few leaves and let them heal.
Once slightly dry from the cut side, set them over any growing medium, and watch them grow! Yes! It is as easy as that!
Check out our article on growing Jade Plants here
8. ZZ Plant
Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
ZZ plant can be easily propagated from leaves, but propagation takes time. Simply cut a few plump and healthy leaves, and plant them from the cut section, 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep into a potting mix.
Learn everything about propagating ZZ Plants here
Botanical Name: Aloe
Though growing Aloe from leaves is possible, it can be time-consuming and not as successful as growing these plants from division or pups. You will have to take a lot of care. Cut a healthy leaf of 4-6 inches from an aloe plant and let it form a thin film. It may take 1-2 weeks.
Once done, dip the end in a rooting hormone and plant it in a succulent mix. Water well, and place it in a location that gets indirect bright light.
10. Sweetheart Hoya
Botanical Name: Hoya kerrii
The heart-shaped leaves of the plant are pretty popular during valentine’s week. Though you won’t be able to grow a plant from the leaf, you can maintain a single leaf in a pot, which, to be honest, looks quite charming!
11. Chinese Money Plant
Botanical Name: Pilea peperomioides
The key to increasing the chances of propagation is to take about 1 inch of the stem along with the leaves. Plant this in the soil. Learn more about growing the Chinese money plant here!
Check out our article on the best types of Pilea here
Most succulents like Haworthias, Echeverias, Crassulas, and Sedums, can be successfully grown from leaves. You can learn the process of propagating succulents from leaves here.
13. Fishbone Cactus
Botanical Name: Epiphyllum anguliger
Fishbone Cactus can be grown from both seeds and leaf/pad. Cut the pad from the main plant using a sterile knife. Allow it to heal and callous over. Insert the pad an inch deep in containers, and within a month, roots will emerge.
14. Zebra Cactus
Botanical Name: Haworthia
This beautiful succulent offers a rosette of fleshy patterned green leaves; you can propagate it by plucking off a healthy leaf from the stem and placing it over well-draining soil.