This is an easy way to increase your stock of houseplants. This method works with a narrower range of plants than taking softwood cuttings. Suitable plants include African violets (Saintpaulia), peperomia and begonia. It also works for some succulents like sansevieria and crassula. The best time to do this task is late spring and early summer, though it can also be done later in the growing season too. There are different ways to strike cuttings from leaves but we will look at whole leaf cuttings here.