Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet' Indoor Houseplant Guide

Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet' - Striking Contrast for Your Indoor Garden

Common Names

  • Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet'
  • Black Velvet Alocasia

Care Guide for Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet'

Light Requirements

Prefers bright, indirect sunlight to maintain its dark foliage coloration. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, diminishing their velvety texture.

Watering Requirements

Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Avoid overwatering, as 'Black Velvet' is prone to root rot in soggy soil. Use well-draining soil to assist with moisture management.

Humidity & Temperature

Loves high humidity environments and thrives in temperatures between 60°F to 75°F (16°C to 24°C). Consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a pebble tray to increase surrounding humidity.


Fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a diluted liquid fertilizer. Pause fertilizing during the winter months when growth slows.


Repot every 2-3 years in spring to encourage growth and refresh the potting mix. Choose a pot only slightly larger than the previous to prevent excess soil moisture.

Common Problems & Solutions

  • Leaf Edge Burn: Can be a sign of too much direct light or chemical burn from over-fertilization. Adjust lighting conditions and fertilize cautiously.
  • Drooping Leaves: Often a sign of underwatering or too low humidity. Increase watering frequency slightly and boost humidity levels around the plant.
  • Pests: Spider mites and aphids can target 'Black Velvet'. Inspect regularly and treat with neem oil or insecticidal soap as needed.


Propagate by division during repotting. Ensure each division has at least one growing point and a portion of the root system.

Pet Friendliness

'Black Velvet' is stunning in appearance but not friendly to pets. Its leaves contain toxins that can cause irritation and discomfort if ingested. Keep out of reach of pets.

Decorating with Alocasia 'Black Velvet'

This plant's lush, dark leaves and compact size make it ideal for desktops, shelves, or as a standout in terrariums, adding a touch of drama to any indoor space.

Introduce the exotic allure of Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet' to your indoor garden. Shop now and elevate your space with its striking beauty.