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Alocasia Black Velvet Plant

Regular price $12.49
Sale price $12.49

Plant Description:

Introducing the Alocasia Black Velvet (Alocasia reginula), a stunning jewel among houseplants, designed to make a bold statement even in limited spaces. Known for its slow growth and petite size, this evergreen perennial, also called Black Velvet Elephant Ear, captivates with its dark green (almost black) foliage adorned with striking silver veins. A perfect choice for those seeking a distinctive and low-maintenance plant.

Care Tips for a Happy Alocasia Black Velvet:

  • Light: Thrives in dappled, bright indirect light; avoid direct sunlight.
  • Water: Water when the top inch of soil is dry; avoid overwatering and wet feet.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures above 60°F; high humidity preferred.
  • Pruning: Trim dead or dying foliage; remove flowers to promote foliage growth.

Alocasia Black Velvet Well Being Signs:

  • Curling Leaves: Too much direct sun; relocate to a spot with more dappled light.
  • Yellowing Leaves: Overwatering; adjust watering frequency and improve drainage.
  • Brown Tips: Overwatering or excessive fertilizer; monitor water levels and feeding.

Pet Friendliness:

Toxic to people and pets; keep out of reach of animals.

Common Pests and Problems:

  • Pests: Watch for spider mites; maintain high humidity to deter them.
  • Diseases: Generally resistant; ensure proper humidity to prevent issues.

FAQs:

How fast does Alocasia Black Velvet grow?

These mini jewels are slow-growing, taking two to five years to reach maturity, rarely exceeding 18 inches.

Is Alocasia Black Velvet rare?

Native to Borneo, it's uncommon in the wild but gaining popularity in nurseries. Still relatively rare in standard garden centers

What's the difference between Alocasia Black Velvet and Alocasia Green Velvet?

Alocasia Black Velvet features dark green leaves with silvery veins, while Alocasia Green Velvet has white veins, grows faster, and reaches heights of up to 3 feet.

Shipping & Handling Options

Free Pickup:

  • Lakewood Plant Company HQ: 15612 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Select "Free Pickup" at checkout.
  • Receive a notification for plant pickup at our Lakewood shop.

Local Delivery:

  • Fixed price delivery for Zones 1-4 in Greater Cleveland.
  • Choose your zone during checkout.
  • Prompt and secure delivery to your specified address.

Nationwide Shipping:

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Important Notes:

  • Orders processed within 3-5 business days.
  • Delivery times vary by method and location.
  • Contact orders@lakewoodplantcompany.com for shipping inquiries.

14 Day Plant Guarantee

At Lakewood Plant Company in Lakewood, Ohio, we stand behind the quality of our plants with a guarantee that ensures your satisfaction. Our commitment is to deliver plants that are not only beautiful but also thriving and healthy. If, for any reason, your plants do not arrive in a happy and healthy condition, we guarantee a free replacement.

To take advantage of our guarantee, simply contact us within 14 days of receiving your order and provide a photo of the plants in question. Our dedicated team is here to make sure you have a positive and successful gardening experience.

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