6" Alocasia Black Velvet


  • Ease of Care: intermediate category. If you have experience with humidity-loving tropical plants, this is a great one to add to your collection.
  • Water: requires monitoring & water when soil is dry one inch down
  • Light:  bright, indirect light. Not enough and it will grow long and leggy. Too much and the leaves will curl, dry out and develop scorch spots.
  • Temperature Requirements: average to warm room temperatures 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit (18-29°C).
  • Soil Conditions: Chunky potting mix that drains well; fertilize during growing season with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Propagation Methods: by dividing the rhizomes.
  • Common Problems: alocasia black velvet is prone to root rot; you’ll need a fine balance of humidity and water levels.
  • Pests & Diseases: watch out for spider mites and fungus gnats!
  • Tips and Tricks: the black velvet plant does not like to be moved. Be sure to acclimate it slowly after repotting or relocating the plant before expecting any new growth.
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