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Black Velvet Alocacia
Black Velvet Alocacia

Black Velvet Alocacia

$14.99

Alocasia Black Velvet (Alocasia reginula) is the perfect houseplant to make a big impression in small spaces. Most plants in the Alocacia genus are known for their large, tropical-looking, heart or arrow-shaped leaves (which is where they get their common name elephant ears). Black velvet is much more slow-growing and smaller than many in the genus. 

Care

As with most types of Alocasia, keeping them happy can be a bit tricky, but its stunning foliage makes the challenge oh-so-worth-it. One of the most important aspects of caring for this plant is ensuring that it gets enough moisture. These tropical aroid's enjoy regular watering, high humidity, and will suffer in dry environments and prolonged periods of drought. It's important to note, however, that you should not keep the soil soggy or you risk root rot. Alocasia does best in indirect, hot sunlight that it is not exposed to prolonged periods of direct sun as that will burn its velvety leaves. Since Alocasia are aroid plants, they do best in an airy, rich, and moist but well-draining soil, we recommend using AMG Chunky Chat Aroid Soil. It's important to note that Alocasia very often get spider mites. Given that, it is especially import with this plant to inspect regularly inspect the plant for mites and increase humidity or use miticides to combat spider mites.

Growth Habit

Under the right conditions, Alocasia  have a moderate to fast growth rate. Lack of light and humidity can lead to slow or stunted growth. Drooping leaves on an Alocasia can mean a number of things – but a lack of water and/or humidity are the most common reasons.

Toxicity

Pet owners beware, Alocasia, like all plants in its genus, is considered toxic.

Alocasia Black Velvet (Alocasia reginula) is the perfect houseplant to make a big impression in small spaces. Most plants in the Alocacia genus are known for their large, tropical-looking, heart or arrow-shaped leaves (which is where they get their common name elephant ears). Black velvet is much more slow-growing and smaller than many in the genus. 

As with most types of Alocasia, keeping them happy can be a bit tricky, but its stunning foliage makes the challenge oh-so-worth-it. One of the most important aspects of caring for this plant is ensuring that it gets enough moisture. These tropical aroid's enjoy regular watering, high humidity, and will suffer in dry environments and prolonged periods of drought. It's important to note, however, that you should not keep the soil soggy or you risk root rot. Alocasia does best in indirect, hot sunlight that it is not exposed to prolonged periods of direct sun as that will burn its velvety leaves. Since Alocasia are aroid plants, they do best in an airy, rich, and moist but well-draining soil, we recommend using AMG Chunky Chat Aroid Soil. It's important to note that Alocasia very often get spider mites. Given that, it is especially import with this plant to inspect regularly inspect the plant for mites and increase humidity or use miticides to combat spider mites.

Under the right conditions, Alocasia  have a moderate to fast growth rate. Lack of light and humidity can lead to slow or stunted growth. Drooping leaves on an Alocasia can mean a number of things – but a lack of water and/or humidity are the most common reasons.

Pet owners beware, Alocasia, like all plants in its genus, is considered toxic.

Plant size and shape may differ from what is pictured.

For mail orders: Plants may go through shock during shipping. Upon arrival, take the plant out and water it thoroughly. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify us via email at sales@amgardens.com and include a photo(s) within 24 hours of plant arrival.

For in store purchases: If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call us at 423-870-5000 or return the plant in its original pot/condition within 3 days. Trees and shrubs have a 1 year warranty (exceptions may apply), but we highly encourage you to give us a call or email if you notice issues with your plant. We'd love to help you figure out what's wrong and save your plant! 

Orders are shipped on Wednesdays and Thursdays; if your order is placed on a Wednesday, it may not ship until the following Wednesday. During peak season there may be delays in shipping. If it is too hot or cold, we suggest ordering during milder months to ensure plants arrive in best condition.