Alocasia Dragon Scale


Alocasia Dragon Scale is a beautiful plant rarity that you cannot take your eyes off of. Its delightful sagittal leaves are deceptively similar to the scales of some reptiles and this resemblance is inspired by its varietal name – Dragon Scale. The leaves are hard and leathery to the touch, and the blade is deeply carved with veins, creating a three-dimensional effect. In addition to the impressive texture, the leaves delight with an amazing green-gray color of varying intensity. The veins are clearly grooved and dark green in color, which creates a beautiful pattern on the leaf blade. There are lighter, greenish-gray contrasting spots between the dark nerve lines. The underside of the leaf is lighter in color and decorated with red veins. Alocasia ‘Dragon Scale’ grows moderately fast and grows up to 50 cm in height and similar width. It blooms with a small cola-like inflorescence, typical of picture plants. It is perfect as a decoration for modern interiors, small rooms or as a decoration for a shelf or bookcase.

Qualities of Alocasia Dragon Scale:

imposing leaves with the appearance of a reptilian scales
green-gray color of the leaves
unusual drawing on the surface of the leaf blade
red veins on the underside of the leaf
interesting leaf texture
unusual interior decoration
a rarity for collectors

Alocasia care

Alocasia prefers fertile, humus, moderately moist, well-drained and drained soils. The site should be bright, but not exposed to direct sunlight. The plant feels best at a temperature of around 18-21 degrees C. He loves high air humidity, so it is necessary to gently sprinkle it with soft water. The plant cannot be poured or dried. In winter, watering should be significantly reduced. From spring to autumn, we feed the alocasia every two weeks with fertilizer for plants with decorative leaves. Younger plants are transplanted in spring each year, in older plants it is enough to replace the top layer of the substrate.

The plant is sold in a pot with a diameter of 13 cm. Plant height measured with the pot is approx. 40 – 45 cm.