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Alocasia reversa is a beautiful tropical plant also known as "Black Velvet" or "Black Stem Elephant Ear". It is native to Southeast Asia and features large, velvety leaves with dark green color and black stems. It is a slow-growing plant and can reach up to 3 feet in height.
Watering:Alocasia reversa likes to be kept consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water the plant once a week or when the top inch of soil feels dry. Avoid getting water on the leaves as this can cause damage or encourage the growth of fungal diseases.
Lighting:Alocasia reversa prefers bright, indirect light. Place it near an east or north-facing window for best results. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so it's best to provide some shade during the hottest parts of the day.
Humidity:Alocasia reversa enjoys high humidity, so it is best to place a humidifier near the plant or mist it regularly. If the air is too dry, the leaves can become yellow and brittle.
Feeding:Fertilize Alocasia reversa once a month with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season. Reduce fertilization to once every 2 months during the winter.
Pests & Deficiencies:Alocasia reversa is susceptible to common houseplant pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. If you notice any pests, treat them immediately with an insecticidal soap or neem oil. If the leaves are yellowing, it may indicate a nutrient deficiency, so be sure to check the soil and fertilize if necessary.