BABY ALOCASIA BLACK VELVET

£11.00

These are very special plants – who doesn’t like a black plant? Collectors love them because of their velvety leaves and striking veins. They grow quite slowly and don’t need much space.

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SIZE GUIDE

Dimensions Breakdown (A) Nursery Pots CM (B) Total Height CM
6 10

Care Guide

Light

This exotic Alocasia needs plenty of bright light but direct sunlight will damage the leaves.

Water

As with most Alocasias, this plant doesn’t like to be completely dry. Keep the soil moist with warm water but not waterlogged during growing season. Reduce the watering in Winter.

Humidity

This plant doesn’t like cold rooms. Keep it warm, between 8-22 degrees. It also needs a moist environment with above average humidity, imitating its natural tropical climate. A way of keeping the humidity high is to group several plants together or by sitting them on a tray of pebbles and water. Misting it frequently with filtered, room temperature water will also help.

Other Tips

Make sure to clean all leaves with a dry cloth – dust can affect its absorption of light. You can feed your plant once a month during growing season with a slow release fertiliser. Alocasias have a dormant period where leaves will die, so don’t be alarmed. During this time, make sure to reduce the watering, keeping the soil slightly moist.

PLANT INFORMATION

Safety

Mildly toxic for pets and children if eaten.

Origin

South-East Asia.

Disclaimer

The pictures used on this page are to show the style of plant for sale. There may be variances in foliage and a small variance in size - bigger or smaller.

Plants & Pots are some of the nicest gifts to receive and we want to make it memorable.

If you wish to gift someone special, just make sure you add you message in the cart page and we will include a hand written note with your order.

It will be wrapped with lots of love and care. Alternatively if you don’t know exactly what to get, you can always purchase a gift card here.

We currently only deliver to the UK. 

All our deliveries are made by DPD directly to you. DPD have stated all deliveries will be made respecting the social distancing rules set by the government. 

Getting shipping right is something we take very seriously. We ship on specific days depending on where you are, to avoid your plants sitting at a depot over the weekend. Excludes Bank Holidays. 

UK: Express Delivery 1 to 2 working days,  £5.99 - Shipped Monday to Thursday (excluding bank holidays).

We have a couple of very large, heavy plants. For now, these are listed as London delivery only.