4" Alocasia Silver Dragon
Bright indirect light
Water when soil is mostly dry
Alocasia baginda Silver Dragon is a jewel Alocasia, which means it's a miniature elephant ear plant.
Alocasia Silver Dragon has thick silver foliage with dark veins. What separates this species from Alocasia Dragon Scale is the lack of red veining under the leaves.
Make sure your Alocasia Silver Dragon is in a well draining soil rich that is rich in organic matter. These plants prefer to dry out between watering. Provide your plant with bright indirect light.
This species grow very similar to another miniature elephant ear, Alocasia Dragon Scale.
Alocasia is a genus of plants in the Aroid family native to many parts of Asia including but not limited to Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia.
There are at least 90 officially recognized Alocasia species, with more discovered and properly named every year. Alocasia come in all sizes, from small to large. Jewel types like Black Velvet tend to stay on the bushier, more compact side.
Alocasia are rhizomatous or tuberous and self reproduce from corms.
Alocasia can go dormant during the cooler months, so try to provide your plant with temperatures above 50deg to ensure that they stay happy and healthy during this period.
Beautiful and healthy!
Such unique foliage, and it’s already popping out a new leaf! Which is awesome, because the Alocasia genus low-key scares me 😂
Came well packaged and good looking plant.