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Green Velvet Alocasia Care Guide

Last Updated: June 10, 2022

Basic Green Velvet Alocasia Care

The once rare Green Velvet Alocasia (also known as the Alocasia Frydek) is popping up in plant stores more and more recently. Below you will find all the information you need to easily care for your Green Velvet Alocasia.


Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.


Water Moderately

I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.


High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.


Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.

Green Velvet Alocasia Propagation

If you’re looking to propagate your Green Velvet Alocasia then the best method to choose would be by division of a larger, more matured plant. By choosing to divide/ propagate when the plant is more mature you’re significantly more likely to have success and will also run less of a risk of damaging the existing parent plant.

How to Propagate a Green Velvet Alocasia

The process for propagating your Green Velvet Alocasia is really quite straightforward. Start by removing any pots and excess soil, a chopstick will often make this much easier and also allow you to be more careful with the root system.

You should be able to see separate rhizomes of the plant at this point, Green Velvet Alocasia plants grow in new rhizomes which produce new stems to the plant. Gently separate these as best as possible, if you need to cut them make sure to use a sharp clean blade or pair of shears.

From that point the cuttings will simply need potting into some good quality potting mix, care for the cuttings just as you would for the more mature plants!

Bright, indirect light is best for your Green Velvet Alocasia

Whilst they can tolerate an hour or two direct light, it is best to keep your Green Velvet Alocasia in a spot with amble indirect light to avoid problems such as leaf burn or hotspot damage.

Water your Green Velvet Alocasia according to the season

How much you water your Green Velvet Alocasia really depends on the season and the temperature. You want to hold off watering a lot during winter but increase the regularity during summer. They don’t like their soil to dry out completely but also are sensitive to root rot so it might take a little while to figure out what works best for your plant.

Cold temperatures will be damaging

Green Velvet Alocasia prefer to be in temperatures upwards of 65F (18C) and will struggle with anything colder. Make sure to keep your plant away from drafty windows or doors or the outside air will shock and damage your plant during winter.

High humidity is vital

When caring for your Green Velvet Alocasia, it’s important to increase the humidity. Otherwise, you risk drying the leaves out. A few simple ways to do this is misting, showering, using a pebble tray or investing in a humidifier.

The best way to propagate a Green Velvet Alocasia is through division

If you want to successfully propagate your Green Velvet Alocasia, we recommend dividing the mother plant into several smaller plants. Make sure that each offcut has a good section of the root system to give it a good chance of survival.

Fertilise only in summer

If you want to fertilise your Green Velvet Alocasia, we recommend using a water-soluble feed about once a month to every 6 weeks during spring and summer. It’s super important that you stop fertilising your plant during the colder darker months as growth will be stagnant.

Unfortunately, they are toxic to pets

You want to keep your Green Velvet Alocasia away from pets and children as they are toxic when ingested.


Green Velvet Alocasia FAQs

Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Green Velvet Alocasia .


Common Problems with your Green Velvet Alocasia

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.


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