Alocasia 'Silver Dragon'

What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. We also include shipping heat packs at no charge as needed during cold weather. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!

Description

Your newest Alocasia obsession! The Alocasia ‘Silver Dragon’ boasts thicker, more rigid leaves than it’s cousins but it’s most spectacular feature is it’s silver coloring. Under the right care, the leaves of this plant truly do begin to take on the look of Dragon’s skin. This is a thirsty plant, so if you want it to be able to support more than a few stalks you’ll need to make sure the soil stays evenly moist and that you’re able to maintain a balanced fertilization schedule. If LECA is your thing, the Alocasia is a great candidate for hydroponic growing!

Size: 3-inch nursery pot

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Alocasia 
  • Common Name: Silver 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. 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.