Alocasia Silver Dragon

Alocasia Silver Dragon

Alocasia Silver Dragon is an extraordinary and exotic plant that is considered more difficult to find (and therefore rare) as an indoor plant perfect for garden pots. With remarkable silvery sheen, velvet textured leaves, this plant is named for its usual foliage that reminiscent of dragon scales.

General Care

Sunlight:

Position you Silver Dragon's garden pot in uniform medium to bright levels of light, requires indirect light. Direct sunlight can (quite quickly) burn the leaves of this more sensitive houseplant.

Water:

Occasionally, allowing the plant to slightly dry out between waterings. Use distilled water or tap water once left for at least 24hours for minerals to evaporate.

Humidity:

Like a home with high humidity, avoid wind drafts Soil- Using a premium potting mix is essential.

Common Problems

Most notably, spider mites tend to be the biggest nuisance of the Alocasia genus of plants. Always check regularly for pests, and eradicate as soon as possible with natural remedies such as neem oil spray.

SYMPTOM:

Brown, crispy leaf tips

CAUSE:

Humidity too low, cold air

SYMPTOM:

Yellowing leaves

CAUSE:

Inadequate watering.  Having said that, make sure you use a garden pot with drainage holes, as they don't like wet feet.

Precautions

Although this is a very poisonous plant and may cause skin irritation and illness to kids and pets, it is a super powerful purifier, so in its case, the saying that all good things come with a price is really valid.

 

You may also enjoy our guide to Repotting a Fiddle Leaf Fig or this guide to Monstera Thai Constellation.

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  • 1. Drainage

    Place a single layer of drainage screen directly over the drain hole.

  • 2. Pot setup

    Once you have chosen the location for your pots, place four pot feet on the ground and position the pot on top.

  • 3. Potting mix

    Cover the piece of drainage screen with a good quality potting mix and fill the pot to the desired level and gently compact in layers.

  • 4. Plant it

    Carefully remove the plant from its nursery pot. Put the plant in your prepared garden pot, ensuring the potting mix soil sits at the same level as the soil in the nursery pot.

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