Alocasia Reginula | Black Velvet
Looking to add a rare and dramatic houseplant to your collection? Meet the Alocasia Reginula. Recognized for their dark-green, almost black heart-shaped leaves with silvery veining these black velvet plants add an element of royalty to any space!
The Alocasia Reginula has gained many nicknames including Dwarf Black Queen, Black Velvet, Queen Alocasia, The Little Queen, Alocasia Velvet, Black Velvet Elephant Ear and Jewel Alocasia. No matter the name, this regal houseplant wants to be kept warm, humid and in a location where the sunlight is bright and indirect to give you, its truest expression.
Care & Maintenance for your Black Velvet Alocasia:
- Light: bright indirect sunlight. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
- Water: always allow your plant to dry out between waterings. Water twice weekly in the summer and once a week during winter months depending on the humidity/moisture of the soil. Ensure that you avoid overwatering as these plants are susceptible to root rot.
- Soil: use a well-draining potting mix with a mixture of sand, perlite and bark.
- Fertilizer: use a general-purpose fertilizer once a month during the growing season.
Growth: You can expect growth during the spring and summer season. Your Alocasia may lose their leaves in winter as this is its period of dormancy.
- Height- 12-20″
- Width- 7-9″
- Temperature & Humidity: should range between 55-80°F, keep your Alocasia away from fans, heaters, air conditions units and wind. Happiest when placed in a kitchen or bathroom due to the naturally higher humidity levels. If unable to place in these spaces we suggest near a humidifier or using a pebble tray.
- Toxicity: This plant is toxic to humans and animals when ingested.