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Black Velvet Alocasia

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  • Rare Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 7-8 inches
  • Showy, Dark Foliage

Black Velvet Alocasia is aptly named due to its sumptuous foliage that turns darker to almost black over time. With contrasting white veins and a velvety texture, the foliage of this alocasia really is a talking point. Also known as “elephant ear” due to the leaf shape, Black Velvet Alocasia will brighten up any shady spot.

Best Locations For Growing Black Velvet Alocasia

Black Velvet Alocasia can be grown in any bright room as long as it is away from direct sunlight; a living room, kitchen, study or office is ideal.

Black Velvet Alocasia Sunlight Requirements

Preferring bright, but indirect light, this plant will not tolerate deep shade or direct sun that can cause scorching to the leaves.

Black Velvet Alocasia Care

Black Velvet Alocasia thrives in high humidity and will benefit from being placed on a wet pebble tray and being misted indirectly several times a week. It requires free-draining potting mix, as this plant hates to sit in water, which can lead to rotting. It is best kept in a warm environment at 60-85°F.

Watering Black Velvet Alocasia

Watering Black Velvet Alocasia can be challenging as it does not tolerate overly wet or dry soil. Aim to keep the soil moist, and allow the top 2 inches of soil to dry out before watering again.

Feeding Black Velvet Alocasia

To keep the stunning foliage looking its best, feed this plant every 4 weeks with a balanced houseplant fertilizer during the growing season.

Black Velvet Alocasia Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Height: 7-8 inches
Mature Spread: 7-8 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White, Yellow
Flower Shade/Description: Yellow and White
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver, Black
Foliage Description: Green, White, or Silver Veins
Temperature: 59° - 80°F (15° - 27°C)
Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
Common Name: Black Velvet Alocasia
Other Name(s): Black Velvet
Scientific Name: Alocasia reginula
Plant Type: House Plant
SKU:
Alocasia_Black.Velvet-HP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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