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

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 Know As:
   4.5" Container

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

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know 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
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know 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
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

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

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Black Velvet Alocasia Show Reviews

  • 4
    Black velvet...

    Posted by April Novotny on Jun 09, 2023

    This plant has been on my wish list. Glad to finally have it in my collection.