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Alocasia Silver Dragon

The Alocasia Silver Dragon is an extraordinary and exotic plant that is considered rare and challenging to find. Its remarkable silvery sheen and velvet-textured leaves are reminiscent of dragon scales, making it a stunning addition to any indoor garden pot.

General Care

Sunlight:
Place your Alocasia Silver Dragon in an area with medium to bright indirect light. Direct sunlight can quickly burn the leaves of this sensitive houseplant.

Water:
Water occasionally, allowing the soil to slightly dry out between waterings. Use distilled water or tap water that has been left out for at least 24 hours to allow minerals to evaporate.

Humidity:
This plant thrives in high humidity environments. Avoid placing it in areas with drafts. Using a premium potting mix is essential for its growth.

A plant with powder white leaves and a dark green vein pattern in the centre.

Common Problems

Pests:
Spider mites are the most common pests for Alocasia Silver Dragon. Regularly check for pests and use natural remedies such as neem oil spray to eradicate them.

Symptoms and Causes:

  • Brown, crispy leaf tips: Caused by low humidity or cold air.
  • Yellowing leaves: Indicates inadequate watering. Ensure you use a garden pot with drainage holes, as Alocasia Silver Dragon does not like "wet feet."
Alocasia Silver Dragon in a white pot.

Precautions

Although Alocasia Silver Dragon is a highly poisonous plant and can cause skin irritation and illness to kids and pets, it is also a powerful air purifier. This plant exemplifies the saying that all good things come with a price.

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