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Alocasia 'Black Velvet'

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The contrasting white veins and dark green foliage of the Alocasia ‘Black Velvet’ is one of a kind. This once rare Alocasia requires a bit more love to keep it alive. Perfect for someone who is looking to improve their plant care skills. Keep the soil evenly damp to moist to prevent “fainting” and place it in a location with bright, indirect light.

Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6"
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 10-20” depending on grow pot size.
Plant Care Level: Medium to Difficult

Key Benefits 

The corms of the Alocasia can easily be split and propagated to make several Alocasia baby plants.

Alocasia 'Black Velvet' Care Tips

  • Binomial Name: Alocasia reginula
  • Care Level: Medium to difficult
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Water: Keep soil evenly moist
  • Pet Friendly: No

The Alocasia 'Black Velvet' Story

Where is it from?
The Alocasia can be found growing along streams and marshes of tropical rainforests, in South Asia, Pacific Islands, and Eastern Australia.

Who is the Alocasia 'Black Velvet'? 
The Alocasia ‘Black Velvet’ has quickly grown in popularity. The black foliage is beautiful and delicate. The Alocasia belongs to the Araceae family. This family boasts 97 species belonging to the Alocasia genus.

Good For You!
The Alocasia boasts strikingly detailed foliage that boosts your overall mood. The unique patterns of natural wonder are eye-catching.

Is the Alocasia 'Black Velvet' the right plant for me?

This plant is a fast-growing beauty. It does require weekly check-in to ensure it continues to grow. If you can commit to checking weekly to keep the soil evenly moist then this plant is easy to care for! 

Pet-friendly: Unfortunately, Alocasia plants are not pet-friendly. We always recommend keeping your plant away from curious pets and children.

Location Suggestions: We suggest placing this plant high up on a shelf where it can receive plenty of bright indirect light. Try this beauty out in your living room, bedroom, or bathroom.

Care Instructions

Light

Bright indirect light. Leaves are sensitive and can burn easily from direct light or hot temperatures. Alocasias will move their leaves towards the light in undesirable low light levels.

Water

Prefers evenly damp-moist soil. Alocasias will begin to droop when they require more water.

Temperature

Average from 65°F - 75°F

Feeding

Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.

Toxicity

Toxic. Highly toxic when ingested.

Grooming

Gently wipe down with a damp cloth to remove dust. Remove yellowing leaves right away.

Care

Rotate your plant every time you water to encourage even growth. Propagate through divison or separating corms.

General Information About Your Plant

Origin

South East Asia, South Pacific Islands, and Eastern Australia.

Leaves

The leaves are velvet and black with white contrasting veins.

Repotting

This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.

Soil

Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.

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06/19/2022
michelle d.
United States United States

Plants arrived in perfect condition

All plants came healthy and packaged extremely carefully. Very happy with my purchase.

06/23/2022

BloomBoxClub USA

Hi Michelle, Thanks for this 5-star review!. We loved to hear that you're loving your Alocasia 'Black Velvet' plant and our service. Best, Juan BBX USA