Alocasia Silver Dragon Scale

£13.99

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The Alocasia Silver Dragon Scale originates from Asia and East Australia, however they can be found Worldwide. The foliage is a light glossy green/silver with dark green venation everywhere on the surface. This gives the allusion of dragon scales like the name mentions. The leaves can reach a big 50cm. Under the correct care the Dragon can reach heights of 1.2 meters and they also spread upto 80 cm in width.

Toxic to both animals and humans.

This plant comes with a free 6 cm nursery pot.

*Please note*

It does not come with the ceramic pot shown in the pictures. But if you would love one too you can add your own Deep Rooted Potagate Pot to your basket. 

This plant may have been watered before shipping – please do not water upon arrival unless the soil is completely dry.

 

Care Guide for your Alocasia Silver Dragon Scale

 

What Lighting Do I Need For My Alocasia Silver Dragon Scale?

Part sun, part shade (indirect light) – Plants with this requirement are easy to find a perfect spot for. West or East facing windows are great for your Alocasia Silver Dragon Scale, or even a spot a short distance from a very sunny window.

*Top Tip: Plants grow towards light, rotate your Silver Dragon Scale every time you water to help it grow evenly.

 

How Often Do I Need To Water My Alocasia? 

Medium demand – *Always check how damp the soil is before watering*

Water well, and then let the soil almost dry out before watering again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot.  

Water type sensitive – Try not to use water straight from the tap because your, Alocasia is a little drama queen and is extremely sensitive. Use filtered water, rain water or tap water which has been sat out until it reaches room temperature.

 

What Temperature Is Best For My Alocasia Silver Dragon Scale?

The recommended temperature for your new house plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy, is between 18°C-25°C.

 

How Do I Fertilise My Alocasia?

Only fertilise your Alocasia Silver Dragon Scale if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves).

Use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose if you are not sure. Most house plants will go dormant in winter and stop growing so will not need to be fertilised.

If you fertilise a dormant plant, it will not absorb the nutrients. The nutrients will instead stay in the soil and can cause chemical burns to your house plant.

To avoid chemical burns to your house plant, use a natural fertiliser for your Silver Dragon Scale, like our Silver Soil Booster.

 

What Humidity Is Best For This House Plant?

High humidity (Between 70-100%) – This means keeping them in a warm, humid, draft free location. You can increase humidity by either using pebble trays under your pots, grouping plants close together, misting in the morning, and of course using a humidifier. 

 

What Is The Best Soil For Alocasia?

Aroid mix – These plants have thick, chunky root systems that require something to grip onto, while still being aerated & quick-draining. Try 2-parts coco coir + 1-part peat free compost + 1-part pine bark + 2-parts perlite.

Alternatively, we have the perfect pre-made Aroid Mix.

 

Is Alocasia Silver Dragon Scale Toxic?

Toxic – This house plant is likely to be toxic if ingested by humans and animals.

 

As with any house plant, please do not repot within 2 weeks of delivery as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.

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