I have tried several times to grow plants from cuttings from my piggyback plants...Tolmeia... with little success. I mixed 2 parts vermiculite, 1 part perlite, 1 part charcoal and instead of trying to root the stem, I cut it back to the leaf. I then wrapped the baby "leaflets" in the mother dusted on a little rootone and put in the above mix. They didn't even wilt and are now growing. I have cut back the "mother" leaf and have little plants! Maybe this is no monumental feat to you guys, but I'm excited...this is a good soiless mix.