Alocasia Silver Dragon 'baby'
Alocasia is photographed in an Eno and Patt pot. The package contains a plant in a plastic pot.
About the plant:
Alocasia, or alocasia in Czech , is a genus of the Araceae family . These plants are massive herbs with a thick rhizome. Their homeland is the subtropical and tropical regions of Asia, Australia and the Pacific.
Alocasia Silver Dragon got its name thanks to its interesting leaves, which with their distinctive pattern of veins and gray shades can resemble gray dragon skin or scales.
Alocasia generally belongs to the rather demanding houseplants, which are sensitive to temperature, humidity and overwatering. At the same time, keep in mind with allocations that they often replace old leaves with new ones (so they usually do not increase their number).
In Southeast Asia and Oceania, they are particularly popular for their edible rhizomes and small boiled leaves. Although in their raw state they contain calcium oxalate, which causes mucous membrane irritation and nausea, they are edible after heat treatment. At the same time, the rhizomes are also sought after by Indian and South Asian traditional medicine for their healing effects.
Cleans the air: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Suitable for hydroponics: Yes
Suitable for Kokedama: No
Approximate height of plant with pot : 20 cm
Diameter of the flower pot : 6 cm
Every plant is different, just like us humans. Please allow for a possible deviation in appearance compared to the product photo.
We wrote more about allocations in our article .
- Overwatering: Too much water can cause root rot, yellowing or leaf drop.
- Spotted, withered leaves: The plant must be allowed to dry out for a short time.
- Brown spots on the leaves: Burning of the leaves from direct sunlight, cold or drafts.
- Weevils, mealybugs, other pests (at low humidity): We deal with special sprays.