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*The plant pictured is not necessarily the plant you will receive, but will be same size and shape.*
Common Name: Alocasia Black Velvet, Little Queen Alocasia
Scientific Name: Alocasia Reginula-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals: Small frogs and other amphibians, along with small reptiles.
Bio Dude Substrates: Terra Flora, Terra Fauna, Terra Firma.
Soil Depth: All soil depths; excellent near water sources or moist areas.
Lighting: Low to medium, or bright indirect light. Do not place under a basking or heat lamp.
Humidity & Misting: 40% - 100%. Prefers higher humidity levels and frequent watering and can be semi-aquatic or partially submerged.
Mature Plant Size & Root System: Can ultimately reach 2 - 3 feet high, with soft, velvety leaves 2 - 3 inches in length and width. Root system will spread outwards, generally shallow, but will grow deeper if the substrate is consistently moist. The roots can also grow in small pools of water, or near water features.
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Prefers temperatures between 60 - 80 degrees F. Does best near wet areas or water features. It may get 2 - 3 feet tall, but can be pruned.
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Can be mildly toxic to humans. Can be toxic to cats and dogs. Amphibians and reptiles usually don't eat it, so they should not have any problems with toxicity.
Pot Size & Packaging: A single 3" potted Black Velvet Alocasia is shipped wrapped in newspaper.