Alocasia Pink Dragon


Alocasia 'Pink Dragon,' aka Alocasia Baginda Pink Dragon, is a stunning variety of Alocasia, having broad, green leaves laced with silvery veins and stunning pink stems. The undersides of the leaves are also a beautiful contrasting burgundy, making this plant delightful to look at from all angles. They can be a little temperamental since they require a humid environment. Along with other Alocasia, this plant is toxic to both people and animals, so they are not to be ingested.

They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.

They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

They like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges.

This plant prefers a warm, humid, bright location, avoiding all drafts and any sudden temperature changes. They will go through a dormant period, usually in the winter months, and during this period, keep your plant in a warm location and reduce the watering (but do not allow the soil to completely dry out). Your plant should perk back up in the spring.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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