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4" Alocasia Black Velvet


 Bright indirect light

 Water when soil is mostly dry

 Loves humidity


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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.