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Alocasia Silver Dragon

Alocasia Silver Dragon

Regular price $20.00 USD
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Also known as Elephant Ear or African Mask plant, Alocasias are cherished for their large, attractive leaves and unique appearance. Alocasia 'Silver Dragon' is particularly sought after for its striking foliage and silvery-gray coloration.

The leaves of Alocasia 'Silver Dragon' are heart-shaped, with prominent veins running across them. The silver hue of the leaves adds to its allure and makes it stand out among other Alocasia varieties. The undersides of the leaves are usually a contrasting purple or maroon color, adding to the plant's visual appeal.

Like many Alocasias, 'Silver Dragon' requires a warm and humid environment to thrive. It prefers bright, indirect light, but it's essential to shield it from direct sunlight, as intense sun exposure can scorch the delicate leaves. A well-draining, peat-based potting mix is recommended to ensure that the plant's roots do not stay overly wet, which can lead to root rot.

To maintain the ideal humidity, you can mist the leaves regularly or place the plant on a pebble tray filled with water. However, avoid letting the plant sit in standing water as it may cause root problems. Indoor humidity levels can also be increased by using a humidifier in the room.

Watering should be done when the top inch of the soil feels dry. It's crucial to strike a balance between keeping the soil consistently moist and preventing overwatering. Alocasias are sensitive to waterlogging, so be cautious not to let the plant's roots sit in stagnant water.

Alocasia 'Silver Dragon' benefits from regular fertilization during the growing season (spring and summer), using a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. However, reduce or stop fertilization during the winter months when the plant's growth naturally slows down.
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