A shop favorite and new addition, the Alocasia ‘Dragon’s Tooth’ seems to combine all the best qualities of other Alocasia varieties. It’s dark, glossy color and ultra light veins make it appear reptilian and striking against more common houseplants. To care for this plant provide it with t bright, indirect light. And while you can allow the soil to dry between waterings we find more success when we don’t let Alocasia fully dry, especially if they’re putting out new growth
Ed's Plant Profile
- Botanical Name: Alocasia
- Common Name: Dragon’s Tooth
- 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. Can grow to 2-6' tall
- Propagation: Root division in spring or early summer
- Pests: Look out for mealybugs, spider mites, aphids
- Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets