- Alocasia Reginula,
- Little Queen,
- dwarf Jewel Alocasia
Alocasia reginula, also known as Alocasia Black Velvet, is one of the “jewel” alocasias and is thought to originate from Borneo. Alocasia Black Velvet is aptly named, with fuzzy leaves that start out light green and then turn to a deep emerald, almost black color.
Alocasia Black Velvet enjoys bright indirect light. Place it a few feet away from a bright window, filtered by thin curtains or blinds. Do not expose to direct sunlight or the leaves may burn.
Allow the top two inches of soil to dry before watering your Black Velvet. This plate is prone to root rot, so avoid excessively wet conditions or overpotting. Black Velvet needs well-draining soil and good drainage in its pot or planter. Make sure to water every 9 days.
Alocasia Black Velvet can tolerate tempertures from 59⁰F to 80⁰F or above. They grow faster at higher temperatures. This houseplant dislikes hot and cold drafts.
Black Velvet needs coarse, free-draining soil. A good mix is two parts each of perlite and orchid bark to one part potting soil.
Black Velvet or Little Queen is a dwarf Alocasia with striking velvety broad dark leaves and silver veining. As an indoor plant, it rarely grows taller than 18 inches.
Native to Southeast Asia.
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
As with most tropical plants, Alocasia is toxic and should be kept away from pets and children.
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