Alocasia Black Velvet or Alocasia Reginula, will make a striking statement wherever you put it in.
Native to the jungles of Southeast Asia, it is an exotic and elegant plant, with silvery veins piercing through black velvety leaves.
They are naturally found under the shade of jungle trees and their dark leaves were developed as a light-gathering strategy; the foliage absorbs light while their pale veins reflect them.
Overall, Alocasia ‘Black Velvet’ are relatively straightforward to care indoors. But they do require some important watering considerations to protect their roots and keep them happy.
Lighting: Bright, indirect sunlight.
Watering: Infrequent. Allow top of soil to dry between watering. Prefers moist but does not tolerate soggy soil, and requires well drained soil and pots.
Best spot: Indoors. Does well in shady spots. Well paired with other tropical species with low water requirements.
Pet Friendly? No.
Child Friendly? No. It contains calcium oxalate crystals which can irritate the mouth and digestive system of humans.
* white pot not included.