Alocasia ‘Black Velvet’

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Meseta
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

  • Nube
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

$ 39.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Alocasia reginula ‘Black Velvet’

Common Names: Alocasia ‘Black Velvet’, Black Velvet Elephant Ear

Overview: The Alocasia reginula ‘Black Velvet’, a truly striking houseplant, is renowned for its lush, velvety leaves that exude an air of elegance and mystery. Native to Southeast Asia, this compact variety of Alocasia, also known as the Black Velvet Elephant Ear, features dark, almost black leaves contrasted with prominent silver veins, creating a dramatic visual impact. The ‘Black Velvet’ is not just a plant; it’s a statement piece, adding an unparalleled elegance and a touch of the tropics to your indoor garden.

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Description

This Elephant Ear Epitomizes a Smooth Mystique

The Alocasia reginula ‘Black Velvet’ is a captivating and rare houseplant, renowned for its velvety, dark leaves that create a striking contrast in any indoor plant collection. Originating from Southeast Asia, this exotic plant features large, heart-shaped leaves that are a rich, deep green, almost black in color, with prominent, contrasting white veins. Typically growing up to 12-18 inches tall, it’s perfect for small spaces and tabletops.

Caring for your Alocasia

This Alocasia thrives in a well-draining potting mix and prefers bright, indirect sunlight. It’s essential to maintain consistent moisture without waterlogging the soil, as it’s sensitive to both over and under-watering. Humidity is a key factor for its growth, making it ideal for a bathroom or kitchen setting. It’s a relatively fast grower and can add a dramatic flair to your space.

Caring for Alocasia plants can be a rewarding experience. These plants require attention to detail regarding their environmental needs, but with the right care, they can be a stunning addition to your indoor garden. Remember that each Alocasia variety may have slightly different needs, so it’s always good to research the specific needs of your variety.

Light

Alocasias prefer bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch their leaves, while too little light can stunt their growth. A north or east-facing window is ideal.

Temperature

These plants thrive in warm environments. Aim to keep the temperature between 65°F and 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Avoid placing your Alocasia in drafty areas or near air conditioning vents.

Soil

A well-draining potting mix is crucial. A mix of regular potting soil, peat, and perlite works well. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

Water

Water your Alocasia when the top 2-3 inches of soil feel dry. Reduce watering in the winter when the plant’s growth slows down. Overwatering can lead to root rot, a common issue with Alocasia. Alocasias love high humidity. Aim for 60-80% humidity. Use a humidifier, or place the plant on a water-filled pebble tray to increase humidity.

Fertilization

Fertilize your Alocasia every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Reduce feeding in the fall and stop in the winter. Over-fertilization can lead to leaf burn, so it’s important to follow the recommended dosage.

Pruning and Maintenance

Prune any yellowing or dead leaves to encourage new growth. This can be done year-round. Cleaning the leaves with a damp cloth not only keeps the plant looking its best but also allows for efficient photosynthesis.

Pest and Disease Management

Alocasias are susceptible to pests like spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Regularly inspect your plant and treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Avoid overwatering and ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.

Propagation

Propagate Alocasia through division during repotting. Gently separate offsets from the mother plant and pot them in a similar soil mix. This is best done in the spring or early summer.

Potting and Repotting

Repot your Alocasia every 1-2 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that’s slightly larger than the current one. Repotting provides the plant with fresh soil and more room to grow.

9 reviews for Alocasia ‘Black Velvet’

  1. Mark Alonzo (verified owner)

    Came well packaged and in amazing condition.

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  5. Carson S. (verified owner)

    Perfect

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Healthy & thriving.

  7. Cathy Lance (verified owner)

    Beautiful healthy plant – arrived perfect.

  8. Nicole C. (verified owner)

  9. Craig O. (verified owner)

    Looks like picture. Would recommend.

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