Alocasia Dragon Scale is a beautiful and unique indoor plant that will add color and texture to your home. The striking foliage is sure to be a conversation starter. This tropical plant is native to Southeast Asia and is an easy-care houseplant that can thrive in bright, indirect light. Alocasia Dragon Scale is available for purchase for $30.00 from MyGreenscape.ca.
Alocasia Dragon Scale prefers bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can cause the leaves to scorch. Place the plant in an east- or west-facing window for best results. If you don’t have access to natural light, you can supplement with a fluorescent grow light.
Water your Alocasia Dragon Scale when the top inch of soil is dry. Allow the water to run through the soil until it drains out the bottom of the pot, then discard any excess water that remains in the drainage tray. Try to avoid getting the leaves wet as this can cause brown spots.
Alocasia Dragon Scale prefers temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Keep the plant away from cold drafts and direct heat sources.
Alocasia Dragon Scale prefers high humidity levels. To increase humidity, you can mist the leaves with a spray bottle, or place the pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water.
Feed your Alocasia Dragon Scale once a month during the spring and summer months with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Do not fertilize during the fall and winter months.
Alocasia Dragon Scale does not require pruning, but you can trim off any yellow or brown leaves as needed.
Repot your Alocasia Dragon Scale every two to three years, or when the roots start to become pot bound. Use a potting mix formulated for tropical plants, and a pot with drainage holes.