Alocasia 'Black Velvet', Alocasia reginula, Dwarf Alocasia

Alocasia 'Black Velvet', Alocasia reginula

Dwarf Alocasia
Family: Araceae
Origin: Borneo
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantRegular waterOrnamental foliage

A beautiful dwarf variety which contains a significant amount of black coloration on the leaf surface. Leaves are ovate, elliptic and almost totally peltate. The upper leaf surface is a dramatic green-black color, and the lower leaf surface is a rich purple. This very unique and exotic plant would make a great addition to the collection of any seasoned plant collector. Place them in filtered sunlight sitting in a moist pebble tray. Allow the soils surface to dry down before watering. Feed only when the plant is actively growing with a liquid balanced plant food. "Black Velvet" is hard to find. These beautiful plants are usually grown in 4" and 6" inch containers.

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