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Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet'


Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet' is a compact and miniature jewel with dramatic dark foliage and striking white veins.

Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet' is a miniature jewel alocasia. Its very name literally means 'little queen' and for good reason. A very versatile and dramatic tropical plant due to its compact growth habit to just 10-15 inches tall and striking dark foliage with contrasting, piercing white veins. Perfect for indoor applications. Provide dappled sunlight or bright spots with lots of indirect light. Needs fast-draining soil as roots are prone to rot. Water only when soil is dry to the touch, however, the foliage appreciates 50% or more humidity.

Common Name: Jewel Alocasia

Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Zone Hardiness: 11-12

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

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Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Tropical rain forest floors, by streams and marshes.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia

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