Plant Care Black Velvet Alocasia

Black Velvet Alocasia

Also known as

The Dwarf Black Queen and Black Velvet Elephant Ear


Alocasia regulina

How to care for Black Velvet Alocasia


How often to water your Black Velvet Alocasia

Water needs for Black Velvet Alocasia
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Velvet Alocasia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Black Velvet Alocasia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Black Velvet Alocasia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Velvet Alocasia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Black Velvet Alocasia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Black Velvet Alocasia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black Velvet Alocasia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Black Velvet Alocasia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Black Velvet Alocasia

Black Velvet Alocasia

Black Velvet Alocasia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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