Alocasia infernalis 'Black Magic' is part of the Araceae family. A.infernalis is native to Sarawak where it can be found in valley bottoms in moist lowland forest. Juvenile leaves are metallic black-purple which will deepen as the plant matures. 


Pot: 13cm diameter.

Height: Approximately 30cm from base of pot.


Secrets to success


Temperature: At least 15°C but ideally 24°C.


Light: Bright indirect light.


Watering: This Alocasia enjoys being damp but can dry out a little in between watering. I would recommend checking the soil every one or two days in warmer months.


Air humidity: Enjoys high humidity.


Potting mix: Well draining Aroid mix (orchid bark, coir, perlite, activated charcoal and worm castings). 


Fertilising: Use an organic fertiliser in spring, summer and autumn.


This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.

Alocasia infernalis 'Black Magic'