Alocasia Black Velvet 6"
Alocasia Black Velvet 6"
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Alocasia Black Velvet 6"

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Alocasia Reginula also known as Black Velvet or Jewel Alocasia is a relatively small Alocasia with big, lush, almost black leaves and contrasting, silver veins. The leaves of Alocasia Reginula look velvet-like but are a little rough to touch. This Alocasia grows up to 30-40cm tall.

Lighting

This Alocasia will thrive in a bright spot with lots of indirect light. I’ve found they’re able to handle a small amount of direct sunlight but you’ll see their leaves start to curl if it gets too much.

 

Watering

It can be easy to over-water Alocasia reginula ‘Black Velvet’, so getting the right balance of moisture in a terrarium is essential to keeping this plant healthy. The thick, waxy leaves hint at its water retaining abilities, and for a tropical plant it has a surprisingly low tolerance for wet environments.


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