Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet'
"Black velvet". Ugh. I sound like a cologne from the 1970's.
Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet' is a unique and striking variety of the Alocasia plant. It is known for its deep black-purple, velvety leaves that are glossy, heart-shaped and have a striking contrast with the bright green stems. It is a slow-growing plant that can reach up to 2-3 feet in height and width when grown indoors.
To care for your Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet', place it in a well-lit room with bright, indirect sunlight. It prefers temperatures between 60-85°F, and humidity between 50-70%. Water your plant when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch, and be sure not to over-water as this can lead to root rot. Use a well-draining potting mix and ensure proper drainage. Fertilize the plant every 4-6 weeks with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet' is considered toxic and should be kept away from children and pets as it contains calcium oxalates which can cause skin and eye irritation, as well as gastrointestinal issues if ingested.
Overall, Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet' is a beautiful and unique plant that can add a touch of color and elegance to any room. With proper care, it can thrive and grow for many years.
- Check out my Complete Care Guide over on the Plant Blog.
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