copy of Alocasia Pink Dragon - L
Part of a very wide family of species, the Alocasia Pink Dragon gets particularly noticed for the high contrast between its dark glossy leaves and its bright pink stems, making it a true masterpiece in the variety.
- Bright indirect light
- High need in humidity
- Appreciates a little care
Origin : South-East Asian rainforests (mostly from Bornéo).
Personality : Likes a little attention.
Earmark : The very dark and contrasted velvety leaves with a red back.
Say something smart : Also surnamed the Pink Elephant Ears, its leaves can grow up to 50cm long and wide when cultivated in the right environment.
A planter usually looks nice, but we recommend not to plant your new baby directly in one.
Leave it in its current pot until Spring, then ideally transfer it into a terracota pot with little drain holes when it looks cramped.
Finding its place
Brightness : Good level of brightness, but no direct sun. It is even able to survive some time in a low brightness environment.
Avoid letting it feel draughts near the windows and take it away from heating sources.
Humidity : 60 % or more.
Tip : Spray its leaves with water (ideally rain-water) once a week.
Tip 2 : Place some wet clay pebbles under the pot, so they keep diffusing humidity.
Temperature : Min : 15°C | Max : 26°C |Ideal : 20-22°C
Watering (purely indicative, depends on your local environment): once a week in Spring/Summer, and once every 10 days in Autumn and Winter.
Tip : Put your knuckle in the ground. If it feels totally dry, add some water to keep the soil wet (but not soaking it).
Fertilizer : Once every other week, from June to October
Good to know : It isn't uncommon that an older leaf, smaller or lower than the other ones, becomes yellow, brown and dies, especially when new ones grow out. Don't panic, it is just a continuous refresh! Simply cut the leaf once it has completely died out, so the plant can focus its energy on growing the new one.