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Alocasia Silver Dragon

Alocasia Silver Dragon

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Description: Alocasia 'Silver Dragon' is prized for its stunning foliage, which features a textured, silvery-green surface with darker green veins, creating a striking contrast. The leaves have a velvety appearance and are relatively small compared to other Alocasia varieties, adding to its unique charm and appeal.

🌿 Botanical Name: Alocasia 'Silver Dragon'

🐾 Pet Warning: Toxic to cats and dogs if ingested, causing oral irritation, pain and swelling of the mouth, tongue, and lips, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing. It's advisable to keep this plant out of reach of pets.

💧 Care Level: Moderate to High. Alocasia 'Silver Dragon' requires attention to specific care needs, particularly in terms of humidity, watering, and light, making it more suitable for those with some experience in plant care or those willing to closely monitor and adjust their care routine.

📏 Approximate Size: Alocasia 'Silver Dragon' is a relatively compact plant, typically reaching about 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) in both height and width. Its size makes it an ideal choice for indoor spaces where room may be limited.

🌞 Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate medium light but may lose some of its vibrant silver coloring. Direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the delicate leaves.

💧 Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil begins to dry out, using distilled or rainwater to prevent leaf spotting from tap water minerals.

💦 Humidity: Requires high humidity levels to thrive. Use a humidifier, mist the plant regularly, or place it on a pebble tray with water to increase ambient humidity around the plant.

🌡️ Temperature: Thrives in warm conditions, with ideal temperatures ranging from 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C). Protect from temperatures below 60°F (15°C), as cold can cause damage.

❄️ Hardiness: Not frost-tolerant and best grown as an indoor plant in most climates, or outdoors in tropical climates where temperatures remain within its ideal range.

🌱 Fertilizing: Fertilize every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Reduce fertilizing during the winter months.

🔄 Re-potting: Re-pot in the spring every 1 to 2 years, using a well-draining potting mix rich in organic matter. Choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one, as 'Silver Dragon' prefers not to be overly root-bound.

🌱 Propagation: Propagate through division during repotting. Ensure each division includes at least one growth point for successful propagation. Handle with care to ensure the health of both the parent and new plants.

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