Alocasia Black Velvet
The Black Velvet Alocasia (Alocasia reginula) has some of the most beautiful foliage about.
Part of the Araceae family and native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia, there are around 80 species of Alocasia. Great for collecting!
In Buddhist culture, Alocasia are considered to bring good luck and is often found at Buddhist temples in Laos and Thailand!
Light – They appreciate bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as this can burn the leaves.
Water – Try to maintain an evenly moist but not soggy potting mix during the growing season, watering when the top two inches feel dry to the touch. Reduce watering significantly in winter.
Pot size: 9cm
Height: approx. 20cm
This plant can be toxic if ingested.