This is a hybrid of the Alocasia baginda and looks rather similar to our beloved Alocasia ‘Black Velvet’. Instead of the black velvety leaves, it has incredibly stunning silver foliage. The rare Alocasia ‘Silver Dragon’ remains compact which makes it a great plant for small spaces. A challenge for someone looking to improve their plant care skills. Keep the soil evenly damp to moist to prevent “fainting” and place it in a location with bright, indirect light.
Grow Pot Size: 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 10-14” Plant Care Level: Medium
The corms of the Alocasia can easily be split and propagated to make several Alocasia baby plants.
Alocasia 'Silver Dragon' Care Tips
Binomial Name:Alocasia baginda
Care Level: Medium
Light: Bright, indirect light
Water: Keep soil evenly moist
Pet Friendly: No
The Alocasia 'Silver Dragon' Story
Where is it from? The Alocasia can be found growing along streams and marshes of tropical rainforests, in South Asia, Pacific Islands, and Eastern Australia.
Who is the Alocasia 'Silver Dragon'? The Alocasia ‘Silver Dragon’ has a silvery hue that stands out amongst other green foliage. It resembles dragon scales. The Alocasia belongs to the Araceae family. This family boasts 97 species belonging to the Alocasia genus.
Good For You! The Alocasia boasts strikingly detailed foliage that boosts your overall mood. The unique patterns of a natural wonder is eye-catching.
Is the Alocasia 'Silver Dragon' the right plant for me?
This plant is a fast growing beauty. It does require weekly check-in to ensure it continues to thrive. If you can commit to checking weekly to keep the soil evenly moist then this plant is easy to care for!
Pet-friendly: Unfortunately, Alocasia plants are not friendly. We always recommend keeping your plant away from curious pets and children.
Location Suggestions: We suggest placing this plant high up on a shelf where it can receive plenty of bright indirect light. Try this beauty out in your living room, bedroom, or bathroom.
Bright indirect light. Leaves are sensitive and can burn easily from direct light or hot temperatures. Alocasias will move their leaves towards the light in undesirable low light levels.
Prefers evenly damp-moist soil. Alocasias will begin to droop when they require more water.
Average from 65°F - 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Toxic. Highly toxic when ingested.
Gently wipe down with a damp cloth to remove dust. Remove yellowing leaves right away.
Rotate your plant every time you water to encourage even growth. Propagate through divison or separating corms.
General Information About Your Plant
South East Asia, South Pacific Islands, and Eastern Australia.
The leaves are silvery, smooth, and hardy.
This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.