How To Care For Alocasia Black Velvet (Alocasia Reginula)


How To Care For Alocasia Black Velvet (Alocasia Reginula) -- The Alocasia Black Velvet (Alocasia reginula) houseplant is ideal for making a strong impression in little space. The majority of Alocacia plants are recognized for their big, tropical-looking, heart or arrow-shaped leaves (thus the colloquial name elephant ears). Black velvet grows more slower and is much smaller than other members of the genus. So, if you want to grow this plant, you should read the "How To Care For Alocasia Black Velvet (Alocasia Reginula)" below!

Alocasia Black Velvet Care


Alocasia Black Velvet is a bit picky and thrives best in settings that match the tropical warm, light, and humid environment it prefers.

Light : Black Velvet thrives in dappled, bright yet indirect light, similar as that seen on the tropical forest floor. A window facing north or east works nicely, as long as the morning light isn't too harsh. 

Soil : Even hydration is essential for this plant's growth, so use a loose, well-drained potting media. Because root rot is a regular issue, a tropical mix with bark, sand, and loam is an excellent choice. Avoid those that are heavy in absorbent peat moss or coco coir.

Water : Root rot is generally caused by overwatering and moist feet. Although they require a fair lot of water throughout the growth season, it is preferable to water deeply, drain any excess, and allow approximately 20% of the topsoil to dry before watering again.



This plant has no particular trimming needs. Even the healthiest mature plants will require trimming away dead or dying foliage to create place for new leaves. This helps to more efficiently transfer nutrients to the developing leaves. Alocasia Black Velvet flowers seldom, and when they do, the blossoms are unimpressive. If flowers do appear, eliminating them helps to redirect energy to the main event—the leaves.



Alocasioa Black Velvet cannot be propagated by stem cuttings or leaves, and growth from seed is difficult and time-consuming. These plants, on the other hand, spread by rhizomes (underground horizontal stems). Rhizomes generate new upward-growing shoots, giving the plant a clump-forming tendency. Alocasia Black Velvet can be propagated by splitting clumps or potting rhizome cuttings from mature plants.

Potting and Repotting


The plant Alocasia Black Velvet like to be slightly rootbound. And because they grow slowly, you won't need to repot them more than once every couple of years or when you wish to separate rhizomes.

Common Pests and Plant Diseases


Fortunately, these plants are rarely affected by illnesses. They can, however, be infested with spider mites. Spider mites thrive in dry settings, so keeping humidity levels high can help keep the pests at away, and your moisture-loving Alocasia will thank you.

Common Problems


Curling Leaves: This is frequently a concern for plants that are placed in direct sunlight. If you notice leaves crinkling at the margins, go to a location with more diffused light. Also, avoid allowing your plant to become excessively dry.

Yellowing Leaves: Because Alocasia Black Velvet cannot tolerate standing water, yellowing leaves are generally an indication that you should reduce watering or use a better draining potting media.

Brown Tips: Although overwatering is a major issue for these plants, brown leaf tips are one of the first symptoms if they don't get enough water. Too much fertilizer can also burn the tips of the leaves.

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