Alocasia Baginda 'Dragon Scale'
$63.55 incl. GST
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- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers at the time of order/delivery.
Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 22cm
- Admired for its exotic emerald-green leaves with prominent venation that reminds of the mythical Dragon scales, this plant is an all-time favorite among gardeners and houseplant lovers.
- Alocasia Baginda is not only gorgeous, but it is also very easy to grow and care for.
- Dragon Scale is a rhizomatous plant part of the Alocasia genus and the Araceae family. Native to Southern Asia and Eastern Australis, this plant is a tropical perennial that usually grows in the rain forest.
- The genus has over 70 species that can be found in the wild. The arum or Araceae family is known for its distinctive flower borne on a spadix and surrounded by a leaflike bract called a spathe.
- Alocasia Bagindas are low-maintenance and can be easily grown as indoor houseplants or even in greenhouses.
- Although they have some particular growth requirements, they are not very difficult to care for.
- The Dragon Scale plant has been extensively cultivated and even hybridized.
- Some of its most popular varieties include the Alocasia Baginda Pink Dragon, Alocasia Baginda Silver Dragon, and Alocasia Reginula Black Velvet.
- It thrives in loose, porous, well-drained soils.
- They can also be grown in a well-aerated, moist potting mix growth medium.
- One part coarse potting sand or perlite, one part peat, and part soil are used to make the potting soil.
- It can also be mix with compost.
- When the plant's actively growing, boost the soil's fertility by adding some compost, scratching it carefully into the top inch or two of soil without disturbing the plant's roots.
- Feed the plant every two or three weeks with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 formula, diluted at a rate of 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water.
- Check the product label for further directions.
- Protect it from too much sun (which could scorch its leaves) on hot summer days and, by moving the container into a partially shaded area, such as under tall trees.
- Keep an indoor-grown plant in a spot that gets filtered light, such as near a lightly curtained south- or west-facing window.
- Water the soil well.
- Give the plant extra water during the dry season, aiming for at least 1 inch per week, including rain.