Plant Care Alocasia Baginda

Alocasia Baginda

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Alocasia Baginda has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Alocasia Baginda has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet

About Alocasia Baginda

Alocasias, commonly known as Elephant Ears, are some of the most common houseplants although their leaves can reach enormous sizes when grown outdoors! 🐘 They typically only support a few leaves at a time (more, when they get more sun!) so don't be concerned if you see an old leaf begin to retire after a new one emerges. They grow out of underground corms which are similar to bulbs, so next time you repot keep an eye out for baby Alocasias! They contain calcium oxalate crystals so be sure to keep them out of reach if you have children or pets! ⚠️


Alocasia baginda

Also known as

Silver Dragon, Silver Dragon, Pink Dragon / Morocco, Alocasia 'Pink Dragon', Pink Dragon, Alocasia 'Silver Dragon' variegated and Alocasia Silver Dragon

How to care for Alocasia Baginda


How often to water your Alocasia Baginda

Water needs for Alocasia Baginda
0.5 cups
every 9

Alocasia Baginda needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Alocasia Baginda

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Silver Dragon in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alocasia Baginda: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Alocasia Baginda may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Alocasia Baginda

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Alocasia Baginda: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Alocasia Baginda after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Alocasia Baginda

Alocasia Baginda

Alocasia Baginda

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Alocasia Baginda has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Alocasia Baginda has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Alocasia Baginda has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Alocasia Baginda has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Alocasia Baginda has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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Once it’s established you will see it’s growth accelerates. Thick leaves, very sturdy, beautiful leaf variegation.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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