Alocasia 'Black Velvet'
Alocasia ‘Black Velvet’ is a stunning round leafed cultivar with dark, matte green foliage and contrasting light green veining. The finer veins almost look like intricate carvings, and these patterns show on the purple undersides as well. This plant does not get too large and is perfect for a minimalist interior.
Alocasia is a genus in the Araceae family, commonly referred to as the Aroid family. Despite its nickname ‘Elephant Mask’ or ‘African Mask’, species from this genus originate from tropical and subtropical parts of Asia and Eastern Australia.
These plants typically grow close to the ground, but some species can grow to have quite large leaves as the plant matures in the right conditions. Alocasia are notoriously prone to spider mites, so we recommend doing preventative care and regular inspection of both the top and undersides of the leaves.
This product comes in a plastic brown pot (D11cm x H10cm). White ceramic pot is for illustration purposes only.
Light: bright shade
Water: Water when top inch is dry
Humidity: Average to high
Medium: Well-draining soil. We recommend our Tropical Rainforest Ground Potting Mix (Type B)
Propagation: underground corms, seed
Toxic to pets
This product comes in a plastic nursery pot.
We are committed to sending you the healthiest plants we have.
As no two plants are alike, yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality, please expect this natural variation from the photos.