Scientific name: Alocasia infernalis
Common Name(s): Alocasia “Black Magic”
The native range of this species is Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. This stunning species has a lustrous deep purple, blackish leaves that look glazed, giving it the nickname Alocasia “Black Magic.” The species “infernalis,” means from Hell.
Soil: Well-draining soil. Sphagnum peat-moss (ensures extra water drains) and perlite (holds onto the moisture) are the best soil ingredients in the soil.
Light: Bright light but indirect sunlight. The leaves will burn when it is exposed to direct sunlight for too long.
Water: Before watering, make sure that the soil is almost dry to avoid overwatering.
Temperature: Temperature range between 10°C and 29°C.
With the right care, the Alocasia infernalis plant can grow 12-24 inches in height and the leaves is 5-9 inches in length.
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