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Alocasia 'Black Velvet'

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Beautiful dark velvet leaves are the standout highlights of Alocasia Black Velvet.  A must add to the collector's plant gang. He is a smaller tropical elephant ear that loves warm, moist areas and does well indoors. 

Black Velvet is a dwarf Alocasia and has dark, almost black leaves, adorned with brilliant silvery-white veins and velvety look makes for a strikingly beautiful plant. The underneath color throws off a purple tone. Anthurium-like flowers are produced throughout the year when growing conditions are favourable. These consist of a sterile, finger-like floral column (spadix) surrounded by a pale green petal-like leaf (spathe).

This little baby requires high humidity for good growth. Choose a location with partial to full shade and organic-rich, well-drained soil. They are very cold sensitive. 

Quick facts: 

  • Place in protected spots away from winds - wind sensitive
  • 40cm - 60cm tall, 30-50cm spread
  • Stunning outdoor shade plant - protected areas
  • Well-lit position
  • Requires good drainage
  • Darker leaf Alocasia's prefer well-drained soil on the drier side - like a succulent let the soil dry out a little between watering.  
  • Alocasia will adjust its size according to the amount of sun it receives. The more sun it receives the smaller it will be, the less sun it receives the larger it will become "to a point"
  •  Alocasia can also be grown as a terrarium plant and tend to thrive in the humid conditions.

How far apart should I space my plants?

Space at 30cm apart.

Our plants are beautifully grown and have well-developed roots. They are guaranteed hardened, can be planted directly into the ground and are excellent performers for the shadier parts of your garden or as indoor plants.

We carefully package your plants into a customised box to ensure safe transport, healthy plants and delivery to your door.

* Learn how to care for your Indoor Plants read more via our blog page
'The quick start guide: Indoor plants'

Please take care when choosing your plants. Some plants are poisonous and individuals may be more sensitive or react differently

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