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Posted 1M ago by @Lehhliee

Can’t figure her out

Ever since i bought my dragon scale, its leaves had yellowing and browning on the tips of its leaves. I’ve cut off the two worst leaves and its two newest leaves haven’t had any issues but the rest of its old leaves started browning too. I used fungicide to see if it would help but there hasn’t been any improvement. #help ! On the bright side look at these two new pups!! # somewhat #HappyPlants #AlocasiaAddicts #Alocasia #PlantAddict #DragonScaleAlocasia #GregGang #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #PLANTMAFIA #helpneeded
5ft to light, indirect
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 day ago
Low humidity?
That looks like a silver dragon scale and strangely I’ve also had issues like that with it. My regular dragon scale is perfectly happy but the silver has taken longer for me to figure out. It may struggle more with humidity like @planthoe40 said or just be more prone to well, I call it sweating. Plants can release water through the leaves and alocasia tend to do it at the tips of the leaves. I don’t think there’s anything majorly wrong with the plant though :)
Personally I’d put it in Leca or Pon. That’s the only way I’ve kept 90% of my alocasia happy
Just cut those leaves, water them and fertilizer them. Your silver dragon is at capacity and instead of just lowering the leaves… the plant feeds off of them but the plant feeding off of them for too long will take away its energy from new progress.
Those leaves are just gorgeous 😍
@Peachyhoyas @planthoe40 yeah it could be lacking humidity. I stopped using the humidifier near it because it does sweat a lot and the water was collecting and sitting at the tips so i wondered if that could have been a cause 🤔
@Peachyhoyas thanks for the info! 💖
@KDkat3 thank you! It’s due for a repot soon so I’ve been wanting to try out leca so I’ll keep that in mind!
@TinaRedchic thank you! Its newest leaf is really nice!!
I notice that my Silver Dragon’s are more prone to the yellowing along the bottom of the leaves @Lehhliee I typically cut it slightly above the damage and keep an eye on it. I would definitely keep the leaves as dry as possible since any existing damage with excess moisture will invite bacterial or fungal infections. I may be paranoid with my alocasias since I’ve lost so many to leaf spot, but that’s what it looks like to me 😕 the leaf on the second pic… top right looks like it has faint yellowing or may be on the verge. If it gets worse, I would cut the entire leaf off.
When silver dragons don’t get the right humidity… they don’t show their “scales”. Like @KDkat3 mentioned… I’d invest in LECA, Pon or aroid. I’m going to try Aroid personally because I’m going to use it for my philodendrons.