🌿 Plant Care Tips
An almost black, textural species with a very fine black indumentum (hairs) that give it a velvety feel making it the only 'hairy' Alocasia. Native to Borneo.
- New growth is green and hardens to almost black.
- Space saver because of its compact growth habit.
- Leaves are waxy and matte, with purple contrasting undersides.
Growth pattern: Tuberous & compact
Water: Little and often. Keep moist but not waterlogged.
Ideal Position: East facing
Light: Bright, indirect or filtered light.
Recommended Substrate: Alocasia Mix
Humidity disclaimer: This plant will grow well outside of a terrarium or cabinet. However, all tropical plants thrive with higher humidity levels. To achieve this we suggest grouping plants together, or putting them in a bathroom or kitchen which gets regular use.
Please note: some of these plants are propagated by us in our in-house greenhouse. Some variance is expected. Minor cosmetic damage may occur, but noticeable damage will usually be mentioned. Cuttings are not guaranteed to be top-cuttings unless marked as such. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!
Shipping and Delivery
Standard UK shipping is £6.95. Shipping is free on orders over £100. All orders are shipped via DPD Local Express 24. We aim to ship all orders within 1-3 working days. Plants are shipped Monday-Wednesday inclusive. Orders can be collected Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm.