House Plant

Black Velvet Alocasia (aka Alocasia reginula)

  • Location:

    I originate in Southeast Asia, and I probably come from the jungles of Borneo.
  • Looks:

    I have luscious black, velvety leaves with deep, light green veining.
  • Height:

    I am a compact variety and will not grow above 35cm tall.
  • Environment:

    I like bright light but keep me out of the sun.
  • Flowers:

    With leaves like this, who needs flowers!
  • Grooming:

    Trim off straggly leaves, I should not need much pruning.
  • Life Span:

    I can live a long time in the right conditions.
  • Feeding:

    Let my soil dry out completely before watering. I will not cope with sitting in wet soil. A well draining compost is essential.
  • Fact:

    There are 79 species of Alocasia growing in the wild.
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