A hybrid of Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet' x Alocasia odora, obtaining its sultry velvetiness from Reginula, and its Large mature size from odora. This plant has matte, dark green leaves that are contrasted by thick light green veining on the leaf, the underside of the leaves is a muted, deep red tone.
Current Pot Size: 100mm
Synonyms: Elephant Ear
Light: Filtered light to full Shade - Category 3-5 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Well draining, moisture retaining - Indoor mix (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season (please see our blog on plant food)
Watering: Don't over water, they like to dry out between waterings.
Maintenance: Keep warm over winter to slow down/stop dormancy. If they experience temperatures of less than 15 Degrees Celsius consistently they will go dormant in which watering should be kept to a minimum (about once a month) until new growth emerges in Spring. If kept indoors wipe leaves of dirt and rotate regularly to keep upright.
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