Alocasia reginae (Alocasia reginae)

Alocasia reginae Plant Features

Alocasia reginae is sometimes also called Silver Velvet Alocasia because its big leaves are silvery blue on the top and a luscious shade of reddish-purple on the undersides. The leaves have a thick, rubbery feel and a slightly glossy appearance. 

Native to Borneo, it's been relatively hard to find until now, making it loved by plant collectors. Its big, silvery leaves make it a showstopper when displayed on a bright windowsill or tabletop, especially when viewed from the side so you can enjoy the contrast of colors between the top and bottom sides of the leaves. 

Alocasia reginae is said to be of the parents (Alocasia Silver Dragon being the other) of the hybrid Silver Streak. 

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Alocasia reginae Growing Instructions

Light Needs for Alocasia reginae 

Keep this hard-to-find houseplant happy by growing it in medium to bright light. Not sure about light levels in your space? Check to see if the plant casts a medium or strong shadow throughout the day.  
Tip: Alocasia reginae does not require sunlight to thrive. It grows well under natural or artificial light sources. 

Alocasia reginae Water Needs 

Like many other aroids (plants in the arum family, like Monstera and Philodendron), this houseplant is sensitive to overwatering. Ensure the top couple of inches of the potting mix dries to the touch before you water it. The leaves may turn yellow and drop prematurely if it dries out too much or is overwatered. 


Humidity Needs

This variety of Alocasia enjoys above-average relative humidity levels. Happily, it tolerates average conditions, as well. If you want to boost relative humidity levels for your plant, group it with other houseplants, grow it in a large terrarium or display case. 


Fertilizing Alocasia reginae

Fertilize in spring and summer, if you wish, with a fertilizer formulated for use on houseplants. Just be sure to follow the directions on the product packaging. Never apply more fertilizer than the instructions recommend. 



You shouldn't need to prune this plant except to remove any old or damaged leaves. 

Note: Alocasia reginae may have some natural degree of toxicity and may cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Additionally, exposure to the sap of this plant may cause discomfort to individuals with a sensitivity to it upon contact. Grown for ornamental purposes and not intended for human or animal consumption.


  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage

    Purifies the air

Complement your Alocasia reginae

Silver Streak Pothos
Silver Streak Pothos has complementary silver foliage, but with a different texture.

Silver Dragon Alocasia
Silver Dragon Alocasia has a similar, but smaller, form as Alocasia reginae, making them delightful partners on a plant stand.

Raven ZZ
Contrast its silvery leaves with the dark, purple-black color of Raven ZZ.