Dwarf Jewel Alocasia reginula Elegant BLACK VELVET ELEPHANT EAR LIVE PLANT
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Alocasia Black Velvet
Dwarf Jewel Elephant Ear
AKA: Alocasia cuprea
‘Black Velvet’, ‘Blackie’, Dwarf Elephant Ear.
Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet' is
one of the Dwarf Jewel Elephant Ears. The dark, almost black leaves,
adorned with brilliant silvery-white veins and velvety look make for an
beautiful and unforgettable sight.
An exotic tropical aroid which offers
beautiful eye-catching foliage. Does well under low light levels with
medium to high humidity.
A beautiful dwarf variety which
contains a significant amount of black coloration on the leaf surface.
size is small starter
are bidding on small starter bare root plants with vigorous root systems
2-4 inches tall with * leaves grown in Hawaii.
photos of adult plants
Alocasia reginula is also known as the Little Queen of Alocasia, monarch of the tropical
The leaves have a regal velvety look, and they feel
somewhat velvety, but with an added rippled texture, as though the leaf
veins were embossed. Additional reddish
patches on the undersides of the leaves and the pale cast of the petioles
with small highlights beneath the silvery-white main veins, add a hint
of sparkle to this Little Queen. The leaves are unusually thick for an Alocasia,
Leaves are ovate, elliptic
and almost totally peltate. The upper leaf surface is a dramatic
green-black to black color, and the lower leaf surface is a rich purple.
Petioles are long, cylindrical with a long sheath.
Spathe with margins overlapping below
to form a cylindrical or ovoid tube: usually boat-shaped, becoming
reflexed, falling after flowering. Spadix is shorter than spathe, with a
Alocasia reginula cannot tolerate wet soil.
Even soil that is moist all the time is going to make her ill. First and
foremost, she needs air to the roots. Soil media mix must be very well
draining, preferably with less peat moss and plenty of washed perlite,
composted pine bark, or silica sand. Secondly, to keep fresh air in the
root zone, water deeply but infrequently. Deeply means such that the
water percolates down and drains quickly out of the pot, allowing fresh
air into the soil pores. Infrequently means so the roots of your
Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet' don't stay too wet between waterings.
This Little Queen can be a finicky alocasia, Alocasia reginula 'Black
Velvet' needs to be kept warm, but not too humid, in bright light, but
not full sun, and cozy, but not over size potting. Pot them very well
draining soil media, let dry out between deep waterings, give them
bright light but not sun, and fertilize lightly, or not at all if the
weather is cool and your Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet' is not growing
This is an excellent container
Mature Height: 12-18 in. (30-45
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8
°C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: 65%-73% shade, likes high light, but will do reasonably
well in 80% shade
Danger: All parts of plant are
poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Blooms all year
Foliage: Dark/Black, Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured Veined
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0
Temp: below 45°F plant may go dormant
Soil: aerated mix containing bark, coarse perlite and peat moss
Pot Size: 4-6"
Hardiness: Zone 9
Major Pests: Mites (Control: Avid, Pentac, and Kelthane)
Diseases: Alternaria, Botrytis Blight, Anthractnose, Phytophthora/Pythium
Rot, Rhizoctonia Root and Stem Rot, and Xanthomonas Blight
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