Alocasia reginula ‘Black Velvet’ is a smaller tropical elephant ear plant with dark green leaves that has a velvet-like appearance.
How do you take care of Alocasia reginula ‘Black Velvet’?
Care for Alocasia reginula ‘Black Velvet’ by keeping it inside a moderately humid environment of at least 16°C. During the summer keep it in a semi-shade, and ensure that the soil remains moist - don’t let it dry out. To ensure that the plant remains well hydrated it can be placed on a tray of pebbles, occasional misting can also help.
How do you take care of ‘Black Velvet’ elephant ears in the winter?
Care for ‘Black Velvet’ elephant ear plants during the winter by providing them with bright indirect light and ensuring that the room they are in stays at a minimum of 16°C.
How do you clean Alocasia leaves?
Clean Alocasia’s leaves by wiping them using a clean, damp cloth. Gently support each leaf as you wipe and make sure not to bruise or crack them as you do so. Don’t use chemicals, oils or polishes as these will block your Alocasia’s leaves and prevent it from breathing properly.
Do ‘Black Velvet’ plants come back every year?
‘Black Velvet’ plants come back every year during the summer, after dying back in the winter.