Alocasia sp 'Black Velvet' (Grower’s Choice)
Alocasia 'Black Velvet' is a spectacular Alocasia that originated from Borneo. The leaves are deep black and velvety with a purple tint underneath. The black velvet leaves are contrasted by the piercing white venation making it a black gem!
Alocasia Black Velvet has a compact growth habit that makes it a great tabletop decor plant.
How To Grow: Alocasia 'Black Velvet' likes medium indirect light. Do not put in direct sun, or it will scorch the leaves. You have to be careful with light exposure on the leaves. The stunning leaves on the Alocasia Cuprea are prone to yellow from sitting in direct sun so be careful to avoid leaf bleaching or damage.
Alocasia 'Black Velvet' like a chunky and airy potting mix; coco coir, perlite, orchid bark. Check out our plant accessories for the ideal potting medium. Give it humid temperatures (60%-80%) and do not expose it to extreme cold, or it may go dormant. They like their soil to be moist, but not wet or you will cause root rot.
To keep Alocasias pest-free, keep them healthy by watering on schedule when the potting medium dries out, keeping a humid environment, and fertilizing when needed (ideally summer through fall.
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