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    Default ID and propagation help please

    Can anyone identify this very common foliage that is often included in supermarket bouquets please?
    Itís very dark green and leathery and long outlasts whatever flowers are included with it.
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    Also as you can see from the second photo, it has started producing little baby plantlets from the leaf vein. Iíd like to try and keep these going.
    The question is do I just remove the whole leaf and put it flat on the surface of potting compost ( if so which way up, plantlet down on compost or plantlet up in the air.)
    Or should I cut the leaf up and put the pieces in the compost vertically???
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    Sorry for sideways photos!!

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    Not sure what the plant is but I think if I was propagating it Id take a leaf with the plant-let on it and split it carefully down the central vein, then press the cut side gently down on a pot of damp compost , then put a plastic bag over it.
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    Thanks Nick . I’ve got five leaves that each have a little plantlet growing.
    I’ll try that with one of them and report back.

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    Looks like Myrtle?
    Propagating advice at https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardenin...w-to-grow.html
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    I think it's ruscus. You can also get soft ruscus.

    #also known as butchers broom ( you learn something new everyday! )
    https://plantlust.com/plants/38824/ruscus-hypophyllum/
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    Yes - I think you're right, Scarlet and I'm wrong. How embarrassing.
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    Yay!! scarlets right for once - Boom! Get in!
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