Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet'
Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet' is one of the so-called "Jewel Alocasias," and we count ourselves extremely lucky to have a small number of these special plants available. These compact plants are prized for their soft, velvety, peltate leaves that are nearly black in color, save for the striking silver venation. Not for beginners, this plant is known to require precise care, but will reward the collector with its shimmering foliage.
• Light: Bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feel dry
• Considerations: Use a well-draining, chunky soil mix to promote air circulation to roots. Alocasia need warm temperatures and high humidity. It's common for these plants to drop leaves; don't worry! They can fully grow back from their corms.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Alocasia reginula that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" or 6" nursery pot (local pickup only). No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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As always, Pistils delivered my package with great care! Arrived very healthy.