Alocasia Green – Dragon Scale | Default Soil Pot
One of the easiest to grow and most popular Alocasias, the Green Dragon features textured leaves that resemble the scale of dragons. It’s also aptly called “Dragon Scale Alocasia”. It’s a cold-sensitive plant that will not survive in cold weather, so it’s a houseplant that needs the warmth of the indoors to stay alive. The Alocasia Green Dragon is valued greatly as a decorative plant not only for its vibrant veins, but also for its size. Not growing too tall, it’s a perfect houseplant for any space.
Size & Growth
With a size that can vary between 40 and 80 inches, the Green Dragon Alocasia can be easily integrated into the decor of your office or apartment.
Make sure to display this plant somewhere where its velvety leaves with deep green veins can be admired.
Although the Alocasia doesn’t fare well if exposed to direct light, it still enjoys bright light, if it’s not shining down on it directly.
Indoors, keep this plant a few feet away from a north or east-facing window. In winter, when sunshine is scarce and the rays of the sun are usually gentler, you can move the plant closer to the window to maximize its light exposure.
When watering tropical plants, there’s a delicate balance that must be maintained. One the one hand, you should water these plants deeply, but only if the top few inches of soil are dried out. Some Alocasia varieties need constantly moist soil, but the Green Dragon Alocasia can go a bit without watering before it starts to show symptoms of dehydration.