Alocasia Silver Dragon

Alocasia Silver Dragon Care Guide


Alocasia Silver Dragon prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight as this can scorch its delicate leaves. A north or east-facing window with filtered light is ideal. If the leaves start to curl or fade, it may be an indication that the plant is receiving too much light.


Water your Alocasia Silver Dragon when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure that the pot has good drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Water thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain away. Avoid letting the plant sit in water for extended periods.


Alocasia Silver Dragon thrives in high humidity environments. Aim for a humidity level of at least 60-70%. You can maintain humidity by placing the plant on a pebble tray filled with water, using a room humidifier, or regularly misting the leaves. Brown leaf tips can indicate low humidity levels.


Maintain a consistent temperature between 65-75°F (18-24°C) for optimal growth. Avoid placing the plant near drafts or heating/cooling vents as sudden temperature fluctuations can stress the plant.


During the growing season (spring and summer), fertilize your Alocasia Silver Dragon with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 2-4 weeks. Reduce or stop fertilization during the winter months when the plant is dormant.


Alocasia Silver Dragon is toxic to both pets and humans if ingested. The plant contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause irritation and swelling of the mouth, tongue, and throat. It's advisable to keep the plant out of reach of children and pets and to wash your hands after handling the plant.

Additional Care Information

Repotting: Every 1-2 years or when outgrowing its pot, use well-draining, organic-rich soil. Pruning: Trim dead or yellowing leaves for new growth and appearance. Propagation: Divide rhizomes when repotting; plant divisions separately.


Yellowing Leaves: This can be a sign of overwatering, underwatering, or inadequate light. Adjust your watering schedule and check the light conditions. Brown Leaf Tips: Indicates low humidity or inconsistent watering. Increase humidity and ensure the plant is receiving consistent moisture. Pests: Watch out for pests like spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

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