4" Alocasia Black Velvet
Bright indirect light
Water when soil is mostly dry
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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.
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.
I have had this plant for a while now and it is growing great. Lots of new leaves!
Beautiful and healthy!
Plant came is great condition. Had questions about the plant and customer service was great!
I’m very happy with the plant I received, it arrived in good condition and I’ve had it for about a year now. Five stars for the delivery and looking just like the picture.
Unfortunately, I haven’t quite figured this one out. She’s a bit fussy here in the drier Western US climate. I had some good growth in the summer, but it never quite hangs onto more than four or five leaves at a time. An ongoing indoor gardener’s challenge. I suppose if I haven’t killed it in a year, I can’t be too terrible a parent.
Beautiful plant. Exactly as pictured. Very well packed. 10/10.