Plant Care Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'

Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'

4.8 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'

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! ⚠️

Taxonomy

Alocasia baginda 'Dragon Scale'
Alocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'

Water

How often to water your Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'

Water needs for Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'
0.5 cups
every 9

Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Jacksonville, Florida.

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 'Dragon Scale'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

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Growing Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' in Jacksonville right now

Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' in Jacksonville, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 4th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Jacksonville is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' in Jacksonville, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 27.2% ☀️

February 4th, 2023

Jacksonville is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Jacksonville is expected to increase by 27.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.6 megajoules of energ…

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Light needs for plant Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' in Jacksonville, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 31st, 2023

This month, Jacksonville is getting an average of 7.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of…

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Finding light for Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' in your home

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

Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Jacksonville, Florida ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'

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

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Care Summary for Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'

Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'

Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Ashnlava avatar
@Ashnlava
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 82 XP
globe Tampa, FL
06/22/2021

Beautiful!!!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Rosie avatar
@Rosie
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 1,286 XP
06/18/2021

I love Alocasia’s the green dragon scale is so marvellous!!

Survivor Survivor

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