Alocasia Silver Dragon
Updated: Aug 13, 2019
Alocasia silver dragon stays compact and native to South-East Asia. The leaves have a contrasting blend of dark and light green colours. As other Alocasias, silver dragon likes warm and humid environment.
To increase the humidity around a houseplant, place the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water. Be sure the plant is sitting on the pebbles and not in the water.
Place it in a bright spot where it won’t be burned by full sun. A north or east-facing window is ideal.
Keep this alocasia between 15 and 30 ˚C.
Thoroughly water the soil, but allow it to dry before re-watering. Never let the plant sit in standing water.
Fertilise lightly during the growing season and not at all during winter.
Plant it in a well-draining potting media and don’t rush with repotting because it likes to be slightly potbound.
This plant grows from bulbs.
All of the Alocasias are toxic if eaten. Keep away from children and pets.