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4" Alocasia Black Velvet


 Bright indirect light

 Water when soil is mostly dry

 Loves humidity


Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet' has thick black, velvety leaves with prominent white veining. 

This species of elephant ear has a compact growth habit and will generally only reach a height of about 3-4' tall.

Alocasia Black Velvet is an indoor plant similar to Maharani, but without the bullate textured leaves.

Care for your new Alocasia plant is simple as they require little attention.  We recommend keeping your Alocasia Black Velvet in a soil that is well draining and rich in organic matter.  Allow the soil to dry out between waterings.  If your Alocasia Black Velvet leaves begin to curl inward or droop, this is a sign that your plant needs to be watered.

Additional information:

Alocasia is a genus of plants in the Aroid family native to many parts of Asia including but not limited to Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia.

There are at least 90 officially recognized Alocasia species, with more discovered and properly named every year. Alocasia come in all sizes, from small to large. Jewel types like Black Velvet tend to stay on the bushier, more compact side.

Alocasia are rhizomatous or tuberous and self reproduce from corms.

Alocasia can go dormant during the cooler months, so try to provide your plant with temperatures above 50deg to ensure that they stay happy and healthy during this period.

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Andi Aguirre

She is absolutely perfect! Beautiful healthy leaves and is thriving. Thank you for your excellent care of all your plants

Nichole DeVito
Great Buy!

I recently purchased a couple plants from Canopy & I’ll definitely be purchasing more! I’ve been searching for a black velvet from a respected seller and I’m so glad I went with this company! It showed up beautifully packaged and was even producing new leaves!

Amy Day

I absolutely love my black velvet! This plant came healthy and is already showing new growth. Packaging was top notch.

The Crystalline Entity

I’ve placed a few orders from Canopy. Each order was packed well - in fact (if you didn’t know), the packing peanuts are those biodegradable corn ones that melt in H2O. Better for the environment and they don’t take up space in landfills…or your trash can.

This was my first Alocasia (I have two). It really is that easy to grow, it really is that velvety, and the vein really does give off a Crystalline Entity vibe. (Star Trek reference, of course.). Speaking of aliens, it bloomed recently. I’ve only had it for a couple of months and it’s still in the grower pot. The photo is mainly of the bloom (that is being photobombed by a Squamiferum).

Beautiful plant!

As per the usual, Canopy Plant Co came through!!! I have bought a couple of these from our local nursery and they haven't faired so well and only had two leaves. The Canopy one looks great from the jump - 4 leaves, no browning tips, healthy and plump leaves. I have a feeling I will do better with the new plant because it started off in great condition.