Alocasia Baginda Dragon Scale is an exceptionally decorative plant and a real must for all plant lovers! The leaves of Alocasia Baginda Dragon Scale truly resemble large scales with their ribbed texture and the contrast between the silvery green backing and the deep dark green markings at the front is quite something. This plant truly lives up to its name and fame!
Alocasia Dragon Scale stays compact and is suitable for terrariums. There are plenty varieties within Baginda species and all very attractive. Currently in the shop you’ll find also Alocasia Baginda Silver Dragon or Alocasia Reginula Black Velvet in two sizes!
Like other thick-leaved Alocasia, allow to fully dry between watering, use a fast-draining potting mix and provide bright light and good ventilation. Over-watering, wet leaves, and soggy soil makes Alocasia susceptible to a variety of serious fungal infections. Dragon Scale will require less water during the winter when it’s dormant than in summer during active growth.
Please note: Jewel Alocasia’s (as it’s also called) are far less tolerant of moist soil than the other thinner leaf varieties.
Size: plant is about 25cm tall and it comes in pot size 14-15cm.
Light: Bright, indirect sunlight
Water: let the plant dry out between waterings
Humidity: above average
Soil: well draining mix