Recently I added some Alocasias to my collection of indoor plants. I got two stingrays and they came in pretty bad shape with root rot. One survived.

Can you snap a leaf off and propagate it in water or do you need to separate out the pups?

What have people found to be the best methods?

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Alocasias are growing from bulbs or rhizomes so the best is to use root division or in this case rhizome division.

Effectively this means separating the pups from a mother plant or dividing a large plant into two or more individual plants depending on the structure and size of the rhizomes.

Here is an article about it: How To Propagate Alocasia – Tips On Alocasia Plant Propagation.

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