Elephant Ear - Black Velvet

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Scientific Name: Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet'
Synonyms: Black Velvet Elephant Ear, Alocasia Black Velvet, Alocasia little queen

  • Minature Alocasia Species
  • Dark velvet foliage with silvery veining
  • Collectors Item
  • Easier than some other Alocasia
  • Plant level: Intermediate

Comes in a 12cm Nursery Pot.

Jewel Alocasia like Alocasia Reginula 'Black Velvet' is absolutely delightful to behold, and a true rarity among Elephant Ears. Its regal dark green almost black velvety foliage and its silver veins will add an elegant touch to your plant collection.

However, this exquisite looking Elephant's ear is a little easier to maintain than some of the other Alocasia specimens on the market. As with other Alocasia, the Black Velvet needs moderate watering. Watering does not have to be every set number of days, but rather by checking the soil for how moist it is, and then watering when the top 3 cm of soil is dry. In addition, they prefer bright indirect light, warmth and humidity, but will tolerate lower lighting conditions compared with other Elephants Ear varieties.

It is also a more compact and bushy growing species, remaining relatively small, making it the ideal houseplant for people with space constraints or seeking something that won't take over when mature.

Check out our Low Light or Easy Care Plant Collections for additional options.

Make your Elephants Ear Black Velvet standout, with one of these Styling Tips:

  • Consider pairing this beauty with a contemporary Tabletop Planter to allow the leaves to be the main attraction.¬†
  • Combine¬†with a stunning Metal Plant Stand¬†and Planter to add a little extra height to your indoor plant display.

Follow these instructions to keep your Elephant Ear healthy and happy.

  • Water:¬†Keep soil evenly moist, but not saturated, so ensure that the drainage is good. Reduce watering frequency in winter.
  • Light:¬†Bright, indirect light, however, can tolerate lower lighting. Best kept away from direct sunlight.
  • Humidity:¬†Enjoys a humid environment and good airflow. Normal room humidity should be fine with substituted humidity. Will enjoy a bright bathroom.
  • Fertilize:¬†Diluted balanced feed every two weeks, Spring to Autumn, reducing to monthly in Winter.

Read up on our Detailed Elephant Ear Care Instructions here.

Please note: Alocasia are considered toxic to pets and humans when consumed.

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town (Local) Same Day - orders before 11am
R75 fee, order before 11am, delivery in afternoon *see qualifying suburbs below

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).


SAME DAY DELIVERY: CAPE TOWN - LOCAL (orders before 11am)

> Orders before 11h00 are delivered same day
> Orders after 11h00 are delivered the next day

Available for Suburbs: Bakoven, Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Green Point, Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, V+A, Foreshore, CBD, Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Gardens, Vredehoek, Zonnebloem, Woodstock, Salt River, Pinelands, Paarden Eiland.


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
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Please process your order as per normal and select the "Custom" shipping option at checkout. Our Team will contact you with a competitive custom shipping quote via email.


Please email us at hello@plantify.co.za and we'll arrange a custom shipping solution to the nearest town.

Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters: 

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












Elephant Ear - Black Velvet

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