Native to the jungles of Borneo, Alocasia reginula ‘Black Velvet’ is a tropical plant with a truly regal name. Known as one of the “jewel alocasias,” this plant is destined to stay small, sweet, and classy throughout its life – making this plant super accessible to terrarium lovers and indoor plant parents alike.
Pot size: 12 cm (diameter)
Plant size: around 25 cm (without the pot)
If you want to keep Alocasia Reginula happy, you must keep her in a very well-aerated potting mix that dries out completely between waterings. The best mix would be very light on peat moss. but with the addition of sand, perlite and bark. Water your Black Velvet deeply but infrequently. Jewel Alocasia’s are susceptible to root and basal rot infections especially when overwatered.
Bright, indirect light
let the plant dry out between waterings