This beautiful alocasia has silver coated, shield-shaped foliage with dark green veining. Its scale-like reptilian texture is the reason for its common name Dragon Scale. This alocasia requires moderate care and tends to remain in a compact form unlike some of its alocasia family members.
Alocasias are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Contact a medical professional for assistance if you suspect poisoning.
Alocasia ‘Dragon Scale’
- Lighting: Your Alocasia will thrive in bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as this will cause the leaves to burn. It is also important to avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.
- Watering: Your alocasia loves humidity and prefers regular watering and keeping the soil moist but not soggy. This is not a drought-tolerant plant, but it is relatively forgiving if you forget to water.
Your Alocasia may go through a dormant period when light levels and temperatures are reduced in the winter months. During dormancy, keep your Alocasia in a warmer spot in your home and reduce the watering but do not allow it to completely dry out. You will see it perk up again in the spring.