Black Velvet is a dwarf Alocasia and has dark, almost black leaves, adorned with brilliant silvery-white veins and velvety look makes for a strikingly beautiful plant. The underneath colour throws off a purple tone. Anthurium-like flowers are produced throughout the year when growing conditions are favourable. These consist of a sterile, finger-like floral column (spadix) surrounded by a pale green petal-like leaf (spathe).
This little baby requires high humidity for good growth. Choose a location with partial to full shade and organic-rich, well-drained soil. They are very cold sensitive. This Darker leaf Alocasia prefers well-drained soil on the drier side - like a succulent let the soil dry out a little between watering.
Alocasia will adjust its size according to the amount of sun it receives. The more sun it receives the smaller it will be, the less sun it receives the larger it will become "to a point"