Alocasia reginula aka Alocasia Black Velvet

Relatively small alocasia with almost black, heart-shaped leaves look like velvet which have silver-white veins. The Alocasia reginula (little queen) grows around 30-40 centimetres high. Originally found in Malaysia and Borneo. Can be kept as a houseplant or terrarium plant. The Alocasia reginula is slow growing.

Care:

Light:

Place it in a bright spot where it won’t be burned by full sun. A north or east-facing window is ideal.

Temperature:

Keep this alocasia between 15 and 30 ˚C in a protected spot as it is wind sensitive.

Water:

Thoroughly water the soil, but allow it to dry before re-watering. It needs less water than other types of Alocasia and requires relatively high humidity, but don’t spray water on the leaves. Never let the plant sit in standing water.

Fertilising:

Fertilize lightly during the growing season and not at all during winter.

Potting:

Plant it in a well-draining potting media and don’t rush with repotting because it likes to be slightly potbound. Re-pot it after two years.

Propagation:

This plant grows from bulbs

Toxicity:

All of the alocasias are toxic. Keep away from children and pets.

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