Alocasia Pink Dragon

Description

With origins in the South Pacific Islands and the Philippines, the Alocasia Pink Dragon gets its name from its vibrant pink stems and broad leaves that feature deep veins that resemble a dragon’s scale. Leaves have a glossy, dark green surface and veins that are a shade of green. The undersides of the leaves are an elegant burgundy. Under the right conditions, leaves can grow up to 20 inches large. Given its tropical origins, it loves humidity and moisture, and hailing from near the equator, it prefers bright light for best growth. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Alocasia Pink Dragon
  • Family: Araceae 
  • Native Range: Southeast Asia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care: Moderate 
  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Avoid direct light.
  • Water: Keep soil moist, but not soggy
  • Humidity: High
  • Temperature: 59-80F. Avoid cold drafts.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize 1/2 strength monthly during the spring and summer
  • Growth: Upright
  • Propagation: Not recommended for this plant 
  • Pests: Look out for mealybugs, spider mites, aphids
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets.
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