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Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet'

 Thick velvety leaves with light veins.

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This little Alocasia has thick velvety leaves with light veins and a visible texture. It cannot stand to be over watered and prefer a very well-draining soil with regular deep watering. Sounds contradictory I know, but the point is that letting it stand in water will lead to root rot which kill your plant.

Light Requirements

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Partial Sun/Shade

Alocasia 'Black Velvet' does best in bright light and may require up to four hours of continuous light. Full sun may be too much for this plant and can lead to less than satisfactory performance. Similarly, not enough light will lead to poor health as well.

Light sources for Alocasia 'Black Velvet' include:

  • A western or eastern exposure location
  • A light controlled greenhouse or solarium
  • A window exposure with up to 4 hours of bright or indirect light
  • A patio with high walls or tall plants under bright shade
  • An outdoor location with bright dappled light

Be mindful of southern exposures where light intensity and duration may fall short. Obstructions such curtains or rooms with dark colors may also affect the light conditions where this plant is located.