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Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet'

4.5" Nursery Pot

Providing powerful contrast to a typical green backdrop, the Alocasia Black Velvet features dark leaves with prominent pale green, white, or silver veins. Its thick leaves are heart-shaped and have a velvety look and stiff texture. Leaves grow about six inches long and two-and-a-half inches wide. Native to rainforests of Asia, the Alocasia ‘Black Velvet’ is specifically native to the Borneo jungle environment and requires high humidity and bright, indirect light for best growth.

Size: 4-inch nursery pot

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Alocasia Reginula 
  • Common Name: Black Velvet, Little Queen
  • Family: Araceae 
  • Native Range: Southeast Asia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care: Moderate.
  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Avoid direct light.
  • Water: Keep soil moist, but not soggy
  • Humidity: High
  • Temperature: 59-80F. Avoid cold drafts.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize 1/2 strength monthly during the spring and summer
  • Growth: Upright. Can grow to 2-6' tall
  • Propagation: Root division in spring or early summer
  • Pests: Look out for mealybugs, spider mites, aphids
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets.