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Alocasia reginula

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. These beautiful houseplants require more skill to successfully maintain than others. In general, they enjoy bright indirect light; too little light and the plant will grow stretched, too much bright light and the plant's leaves will burn. Allow the plant's soil to dry out before watering. This slow growing indoor plant will reward successful plant parents with large leaves and beautiful color.

  • Common names: Black Velvet, Little Queen
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Plant Type: tropical perennial foliage
  • Growth: average growth 1-2 feet tall
  • Warnings: toxic to pets and humans
  • Note: live plant size may vary, no two plants are alike
  • Rare find! Perfect gift for the urban Jungle plant parent
Dimensions

14" H 5" L 5" D

Dimensions
Length

5 inches
12.7 centimeters

Height

14 inches
35.56 centimeters

Depth

5 inches
12.7 centimeters

Plant Care
light

Alocasia Black Velvet enjoys bright indirect light; 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."

water

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 drained soil and water needs to drain from pot. Make sure to water every 9 days.

temperature

Alocasia Black Velvet can tolerate tempertures from 59⁰F to 80⁰F or above. They grow faster at the higher end. This houseplant dislikes hot and cold drafts.

fertilizer

Black Velvet needs coarse, free-draining soil. A good mix is two parts each of perlite and orchid bark to one part potting soil.

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