Updated: October 7, 2022

Dark Mystery Plant, also known as Alocasia Black Velvet or Alocasia Reginula, is a stunning houseplant with dark green, velvety leaves and silver veins. It is a relatively easy plant to care for, and propagating it can be a fun and rewarding experience.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of propagating Dark Mystery Plant, step by step.

Step 1: Preparation

Before you start propagating your Dark Mystery Plant, you need to gather some supplies. You will need:

  • A sharp knife or scissors
  • A clean, sharp pair of pruning shears
  • Rooting hormone
  • A small pot filled with well-draining soil
  • A misting bottle
  • A plastic bag or a clear plastic container

Make sure that your tools and containers are clean and sterilized to prevent any infections or diseases from spreading.

Step 2: Choose the Right Stem

To propagate Dark Mystery Plant, you will need to choose a healthy stem that has at least one node or aerial root. Nodes are the points on the stem where leaves emerge, and aerial roots are the roots that grow above the soil.

Look for a stem that is at least 6 inches long and has several healthy leaves. Avoid stems that are too young or too old, as they may not root properly.

Step 3: Cut the Stem

Using a sharp knife or scissors, make a clean cut just below the node or aerial root. Make sure that the cutting is at least 2 inches long and has several leaves attached.

Step 4: Apply Rooting Hormone

Dip the cut end of the stem into rooting hormone powder or gel. Rooting hormone contains plant hormones that stimulate root growth and increase the chances of successful propagation.

Step 5: Potting

Fill a small pot with well-draining soil and make a hole in the center. Insert the cutting into the hole and gently press the soil around it. Water the soil until it is moist but not soaking wet.

Step 6: Covering

Cover the cutting with a plastic bag or a clear plastic container to create a humid environment. This will help prevent moisture loss and encourage root growth.

Step 7: Care

Place the pot in a bright, indirect light and maintain a temperature of around 70-75°F. Mist the cutting regularly to keep the soil moist and prevent it from drying out. Avoid overwatering, as this can cause root rot.

Step 8: Transplanting

After a few weeks, check for signs of root growth by gently tugging on the stem. If you feel resistance, it means that roots have formed. At this point, you can remove the plastic covering and transplant your Dark Mystery Plant into a bigger pot.

Congratulations! You have successfully propagated your Dark Mystery Plant.

FAQ

How often should I water my Dark Mystery Plant?

Dark Mystery Plant likes to be kept moist but not waterlogged. Water it when the top layer of soil feels dry to the touch.

How often should I fertilize my Dark Mystery Plant?

Fertilize your Dark Mystery Plant once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced fertilizer.

Why are the leaves of my Dark Mystery Plant turning yellow?

Yellow leaves can be a sign of overwatering, underwatering, or nutrient deficiency. Check the soil moisture level and adjust your watering schedule accordingly. If that doesn’t help, try fertilizing your plant with a balanced fertilizer.

Can I propagate Dark Mystery Plant in water?

Yes, you can propagate Dark Mystery Plant in water by placing the cutting in a jar filled with water and changing the water every few days. Once roots have formed, transplant the cutting into soil.