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  Alocasia 'Black Velvet'
  Family Name : Araceae

  Common Names : Dwarf Alocasia, Black Velvet Alocasia

  Chinese Name : 黑天鹅观音莲

 
Dwarf Alocasia,Black Velvet Alocasia
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Of horticultural origin
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a small aroid plant growing about 15 cm tall.
      Foliage: Almost black, heart-shaped leaves have silvery white veins.
      Flowers: Its spathe and spadix are white.
      Cultivation :
      Plant this cultivar in a well-draining potting media and keep it slightly potbound. Thoroughly drench the soil, but allow it to dry before re-watering. Place it in bright spot where it won't be burned by full sun.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Container Planting
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Black, Silver / Grey, White
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Velvety / Furry / Tomentose, Thick
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Inflorescence Type :
      Spathe & Spadix

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