Alocasia 'Pink Dragon' 35cm

Alocasia 'Pink Dragon' 35cm

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Alocasia Pink Dragon in nursery pot -ϕ14cm x h-13cm, (Please note that decorative basket from the picture is not included, plant is in nursery pot) 

Alocasia Pink Dragon is higly decorative plant! She has green leaves with silver-like markings and bright pink stems under. This Alocasia stays compact and is suitable for terrariums.

Light: will thrive in a spot with bright, indirect, filtered light. Never allow this plant to stand in the direct sunlight the leaves will burn.  It can survive in medium light, but avoid a dark corner. 

Water: let the plant dry out between waterings.For best results, maintain a regular watering schedule and keep the soil of your Alocasia Pink Dragon damp, but not wet or saturated. This is not a drought-tolerant indoor plant, but it is relatively forgiving if you forget to water it from time to time. Extended periods of dryness can result in brown leaf tips or edges. Root rot will occur if the soil is kept wet for too long.

Humidity: above average.Your Alocasia Pink Dragon prefers a spot with ample humidity. Mist it on a regular basis, or use a pebble tray to increase humidity. This plant will thrive if given frequent, lukewarm showers either in the actual shower or by using the spray attachment near your sink. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for your Alocasia because these areas tend to be more humid.

Temperature: Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Soil: well draining mix

Fertilize: use a general houseplant fertilizer with iron every four weeks during the spring and summer. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter months when plant growth naturally slows. Only apply fertilizer to damp soil–never dry, as it will burn the roots. 

Toxicity:  toxic to pets and humans. 

Origin: tropics of Asia 

Additional care: Your Alocasia Pink Dragon will go through a dormant period 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.