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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 24 reviews
Gretchen Pittelkow
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.

Lizzie Murdock
The little velvet that DID

14 days ago I got a little black velvet and in just those 2 weeks she has given me a new unfurling leaf and she had 2 corms🫶🏼. Only which i discovered after removing the plug from the inner root system


I got this for my son who is getting into alocasia and he was not disappointed no damage full of corms and 2 new growth. Will order from here again.

Gorgeous plant

Stunning plant. Shipping was quick abs the packaging was fantastic. I’ll definitely be ordering from this company again.