The Alocasia black velvet has some seriously inviting leaves, don’t you just want to give them a rub? The deep dark green leaves with white veins give a gorgeous contrast.
The Alocasia Black Velvet Plant is one of many varieties of Alocasia.
These really are "middle of the ground" plants. They won't tolerate direct sunlight, in fact it can be detrimental to the leaves, and you might see browning and curling as a result. They're also not great in particularly low light levels, and you'll find they will stretch and lean to find light. A fairly bright, indirect light source is ideal.
The Alocasia Black Velvet like humid conditions, and they make ideal kitchen and bathroom plants. Despite enjoying humidity, ensure the soil dries out between watering, as they can be prone to leaf rot.
If you’re looking for a fairly short plant, this is a good choice. Rarely will the black velvet plant reach heights of over 50cm, normally more around 30cm, but will tend to splay outwards more than grow upwards.