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Alocasia Black Velvet- Alocasia reginula

Alocasia Black Velvet is a stunning plant that has captured the hearts of plant lovers worldwide. Known for its striking dark foliage and unique texture, this plant is a showstopper in any collection. The Alocasia species is known for its diversity, and the Black Velvet variety is no exception. With its large, heart-shaped leaves and almost black appearance, this plant adds an element of drama and intrigue to any room.

Thriving Black Velvet plant in a pot.

General Care

Thrives in dappled, bright but indirect light⁠—similar to conditions found on the floor of a tropical jungle.

The cardinal rule is to ensure it's never left to sit in water. Although they do like a decent amount of water in the growing season, it's best to water deeply, drain away any excess, and allow around 20 per cent of the topsoil to dry before watering again.

High humidity and warmth to thrive.

Opt for a loose, well-drained potting mix.

Baby Alocasia Black Velvet plant in a pot.

Common Problems
Thankfully, these plants are usually not affected by diseases, but spider mites can harm them. Spider mites enjoy dry conditions, so ensuring that the humidity levels are sufficient can prevent them from causing harm to your Alocasia. By doing so, you'll also be taking good care of your moisture-loving plant.

Curling leaves.

Try moving to a spot with more dappled light.

Yellowing leaves.

Pare back the watering or use a better draining potting medium.

Toxic to people and pets.

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