Alocasia Reginula &

Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet'

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Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet' is a beautiful and unique houseplant that belongs to the Araceae family. It is especially sought after for its striking, velvety dark leaves that resemble the luxurious texture of black velvet fabric. This plant is native to Borneo and is considered a jewel Alocasia, a term referring to its relatively small size and stunning appearance.


  1. Leaves: The leaves are its most distinctive feature. They are deep, almost black with contrasting silver-white veins. The leaves are soft to the touch and velvety in texture.

  2. Size: Unlike some other Alocasia species, 'Black Velvet' remains relatively small, making it suitable for indoor growth in pots. When grown in optimal conditions, the plant can reach a height of around 1-2 feet.

  3. Flowers: Like other Alocasias, it produces a typical Araceae inflorescence, known as a spadix, surrounded by a spathe. However, the primary attraction is the foliage, not the flowers.

Care Requirements:

  1. Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate medium light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water: Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out before watering. It's important to avoid over-watering as this can lead to root rot.

  3. Soil: Well-draining potting mix is ideal. Many growers use a mixture that includes perlite, orchid bark, and potting soil to ensure good drainage.

  4. Humidity: Enjoys high humidity, so it's beneficial to place a humidifier nearby, use a humidity tray, or occasionally mist the plant.

  5. Temperature: Prefers temperatures between 65°F and 75°F (18°C - 24°C). Avoid drastic temperature changes.

  6. Fertilization: During the growing season, it benefits from a diluted, balanced fertilizer every 2-4 weeks.

  7. Pests: Can be prone to typical houseplant pests like spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs.

  8. Toxicity: Like other Alocasia plants, 'Black Velvet' contains calcium oxalate crystals, making it toxic to pets and humans when ingested. Therefore, it's important to keep the plant out of the reach of children and pets.

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