Plant Care Alocasia Silver Dragon

Alocasia Silver Dragon

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Alocasia Silver Dragon has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Alocasia Silver Dragon has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Alocasia Silver Dragon

Alocasia ‘Silver Dragon’ is a hybrid species whose silvery leaves make it clear how they got their name. Their dark green venation and velvety texture are reminiscent of a fantasy world. As with most Alocasia species, they can only support a few leaves at a time, so don’t be surprised if older leaves yellow and fall away as new ones emerge! 🐉

Taxonomy

Alocasia baginda 'Silver Dragon'
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Alocasia Silver Dragon

💦 Water

How often to water your Alocasia Silver Dragon

Water needs for Alocasia Silver Dragon
0.5 cups
every 9

Alocasia Silver Dragon 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 Silver Dragon

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Alocasia Silver Dragon in your home

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

Alocasia Silver Dragon 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Alocasia Silver Dragon in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Alocasia Silver Dragon

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Alocasia Silver Dragon: 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 Silver Dragon after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Alocasia Silver Dragon is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


💦 Water Needs

Alocasia Silver Dragon prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Alocasia Silver Dragon may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Alocasia Silver Dragon is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


💨 Humidity

Alocasia Silver Dragon prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Alocasia Silver Dragon is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.


💩 Fertilizer

Alocasia Silver Dragon is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Alocasia Silver Dragon to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Alocasia Silver Dragon is native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Eastern Australia.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Alocasia Silver Dragon bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Alocasia Silver Dragon is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Alocasia Silver Dragon can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11a. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Alocasia Silver Dragon can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Alocasia Silver Dragon, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Alocasia Silver Dragon

Alocasia Silver Dragon

Alocasia Silver Dragon


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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 Silver Dragon has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Alocasia Silver Dragon has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Alocasia Silver Dragon has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe Bondi Junction, New South Wales
05/15/2021

Immature alocasia cycle: grows 3 leaves, then will lose one every time it grows a new one.

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leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 927 XP
04/26/2021

She’s perfect and variegated!

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