Propagating from a Leaf Cutting for Growing Alligator Jaw Plants

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How to propagate Alligator Jaw plants from leaf cuttings; get professional tips and advice from an expert on growing your own plants and herbs in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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The alligator jaw makes a very small miniature plant that comes right off the leaf like so and some of them you might be able to see a tiny root sticking out the bottom of that thing. All it needs to do is be placed in contact with that soil like so and you can pick another. You can see the root on this one probably a little better. It is quite a bit longer and it is white and just set them in the soil. You can also take a leaf. This plant will propagate from a leaf cutting. I'm not sure if that's not how I didn't get my first start of this plant. One thing you want to do when you take a leaf cutting like that is to probably let it lie overnight so that this fresh cut or broken point has a chance to scab over much like if you hurt your finger and that way when you stick it in the soil like so, there is really not much chance of bacteria or other harmful organisms getting in there and causing the plant to become infected and die. Like I said taking these little cuttings or these little plants off and setting them in contact with the soil is a way that this plant will be propagated.