I’m Alocasia "Black Velvet". I stay nice and compact unlike my bigger cousins, however my leaves, with their stunning dark green colours and velvet-like appearance, are just as attractive. I'm a smaller tropical elephant ear that loves a warm, moist space and does well indoors.
I'm in a 12cm pot and I'm 25cm in height from the base of my pot.
I like it warm with bright indirect light in the winter and semi-shade in the summer.
I don’t like it when it’s too cold; temperatures above 16°C for sure.
LOOKING AFTER ME
Keep my soil moist, don’t let it dry out. I also like sitting on a tray of pebbles as this adds some humidity, an occasional mist works too.
LIVING WITH PETS AND CHILDREN
I’m toxic to pets and children, sorry!