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Alocasia "Black Velvet"- Starter Plant/4" Grower Pot

Alocasia Black Velvet, also known as Alocasia reginula, is a stunning tropical plant highly prized for its unique foliage.  It is native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia, particularly in the regions of Borneo and Sumatra.

  • Moderate
  • Bright, Indirect
Winter Shipping Insurance (Optional)


Who needs it?  If you live in an area that experiences winter temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit you will want to purchase winter shipping insurance.  For only $10.00, your plant will be shipped with a heat pack and bubble wrap for insulation to ensure it arrives to you free of any damage from the cold or we will refund your money back! 

You will receive a notification of shipping and will need to ensure that the plant is welcomed into your home the date of arrival.  If you will be traveling, please contact us to reschedule the shipment date at least 24 hours prior to shipping.  You do not want to leave your lovely new friend out in the cold. The heat pack that is provided with the insurance is good for 72 hours from the time shipped so we are confident that your plant will arrive safe and warm.

If you are purchasing multiple plants, you may need to purchase insurance for each plant if the plants are being shipped separately.  Feel free to reach out to us at and we will confirm the amount required for your order.

Refund Policy for all Plants

If your plant arrives damaged, simply take a photo and send it to within 3 days after the delivery date.

We will make a determination and will refund the amount purchased if you have a valid concern.  We will notify you via email, within 48 hours after we have received your email with the photos supporting your claim and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, your refund will be applied to your original payment method. The refund will ALWAYS be back to the card used for the original purchase, no exceptions. 

The refund amount will post in accordance with your cards policy, usually within 3 to 5 business days. 

Damages and Issues
Please inspect your order upon receipt and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you received the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and correct as necessary. All claims must be made within 3 days after the delivery date.
We do not do exchanges on plants.
We do not replace plants.  We will issue a refund if appropriate. (see above), and you may place another order if desired. 

We are always happy to hear from you.  Please know that you may contact us for any questions at any time at

Original price $12.99 - Original price $19.99
Original price
$12.99 - $19.99
Current price $12.99


Habitat: High Humidity

In its natural habitat, Alocasia Black Velvet grows as an understory plant in the rainforest, where it receives filtered sunlight and thrives in warm and humid conditions.

Maximum Size: 1-2' (Tall)

Alocasia Black Velvet is a relatively compact Alocasia species, reaching a height of about 1 to 2 feet when fully grown. The leaves are typically 6 to 8 inches long.

Space / Planter Size: Small

Alocasia Black Velvet can be grown in containers and is well-suited for indoor cultivation. It doesn't require excessive space, but it appreciates a bit of room to spread out. A 6- to 8-inch pot should be sufficient for a young plant, while a larger pot may be needed as it grows.


This plant is found in Asia and is known for doing well in humid conditions. This is why it does well when there is lots of light nearby. This sleek plant is renowned for its beautiful aesthetic and that is what draws people in as soon as it is planted.

Plant Care

With proper care and attention, Alocasia Black Velvet can be a striking addition to your indoor plant collection, showcasing its dark, velvety leaves with contrasting veins. Remember to monitor its watering, humidity, and light conditions to ensure it thrives in your home environment.

Water: Moderate

It's important to keep the soil evenly moist for Alocasia Black Velvet, but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil to dry out between waterings to prevent over-watering, which can lead to root rot. However, don't let it completely dry out either. Maintaining a good balance of moisture is key.

Sun: Bright, Indirect

Alocasia Black Velvet prefers bright, indirect light. It should be placed near a window with filtered sunlight or in a well-lit spot indoors. Direct sunlight can scorch its leaves, so avoid placing it in intense sunlight.

Care Level: Moderate

Alocasia Black Velvet requires moderate care and attention to thrive. While it may not be the easiest plant to care for, it can be successfully grown by providing the right conditions.