Alocasia ‘Black Velvet’
Meet Lorelei. You’ll find the siren song of this Alocasia mermaid queen irresistible. One can spend entire days bewitched by her unfurling velvet leaves. Her devastating beauty is easy to picture set against a stormy background, waves crashing– a shipwreck waiting to happen. If you don’t yet live on a rocky cliff, with the appropriate windowsill backdrop for Lorelei, may we suggest investing in a John William Waterhouse painting for her? You’ll know the one.
We recommend planting this plug in our Aroid potting soil.
THIS PLANT SHIPS AS A 2″ FULLY ROOTED STARTER PLANT, AS SHOWN IN THE SECOND PHOTO. It will come wrapped in moss and tucked in a growers pot for safety. The terra cotta pot with the mature plant, shown in the first photo, is not included.
We root certain plants in sphagnum moss for greatest shipping success. When you go to repot your plant, carefully remove the growers pot and gently tease open the sphagnum and roots. If some sphagnum falls off, no worries! It can be discarded or added to your potting medium. If some stays attached to the roots, just let it be. Your roots will grow happily around it. We advise that you don’t overly mess with the roots, they don’t need to be picked clean. Questions? Message us!
- Likes regular water, somewhat drought tolerant, never let the bottom of the pot sit in water! If leaves are turning yellow and falling off, it's likely over-watered.
- Loves humidity
- Grows best in medium to bright indirect light.
- Toxic to pets and humans.
- Skill Level: Intermediate