How to Grow & Care for Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ (2023)

Hey folks!! Are you looking for a plant related to the alocasia species? If yes, then Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ would be a great choice for your garden. It is one of the tropical houseplants that serves you with its amazing characteristics. 

Especially when it comes to their heart-structured leaves and thick green vegetation that cherishes you. All you need to grow the plant with your efforts and the process will be explained in this guide. 

So, let’s get started to know about the process of growing and caring for Alocasia Baginda’s ‘Silver Dragon’. 

Quick information
Common nameDragon Scale Alocasia, Dragon Scale Elephant Ear
Sunlight Bright indirect sunlight
Soil usedRich, quick-draining, loamy
Water requirementsWater if the top 1 to 2 inches of soil are dry
PruningRarely needed
Mature size 3 feet as a houseplant
Bloom TimeLate winter to early summer

What is Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’? 

Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ is one of the amazing plants that is known for its green thick vegetation. 

The plant is named Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ because of the dragon-structured patterns on its leaves. You will be happy to know to see its silvery green vegetation that is eye catchy. 

Growing Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’

As now you have decided to grow the Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’, so you should knwo that you have to do it in the mid-spring or the early summer. 

Though we used the stem cuttings method for propagating other plants. But the plant is better by the process of root division. Lets the process know its steps: 

Step 1- first, you have to separate the mother plant from its container. 

Step 2- after that, clean the plant from the roots by removing the excess soil from the plant. 

Step 3- then you have to separate the clumps of roots with the help of a knife(also, you can make use of your fingers).

Step 4- Choose different containers so that you can put each root clump in that container filled with water so that the clumps grow well and strong. 

Step 5- after a few days, you will observe the sprouts about an inch and then you can place them in the new containers. 

 Alocasia Baginda

Caring for Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’

Hey folks, are you worrying if your plant will grow healthier or not? We are here for you guys. Caring for Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ is as easy as walking in the garden. So, make sure to nourish your plants with all your care and efforts. So, let’s know about some of the caring tips:

  • Sunlight
  • Water
  • Humidity and temperature
  • Soil
  • Pruning 
  • Repotting 

Let’s throw some light on all the caring tips of Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ in detail:   

Sunlight needs

  • These plants will grow vigorously if you provide them with medium to bright sunlight. 
  • Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ needed to be placed in that location where they can receive plenty of indirect sunlight. 
  • Do not expose your plant to the full sun as it will cause damage to the plant and that can not be cured. 
  • Placing your plant near the east-facing window will be best for them as it will help them achieve bright indirect sunlight. 

Watering needs

  • Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ likes to be watered more times a week like 2-3 times a week. 
  • You can check the moisture of the soil by putting a finger inside the easily about half an inch and if the texture of the soil is dry, then you have to water the plant. 
  • Sometimes the soil becomes waterlogged which is not liked by the plant so to avoid it, you have to check the moisture of the soil.
  • Ensure to keep the gap between the waterings so that the plant thrives well. 

Humidity and Temperature needs

  • These plants tend to thrive well in the temperature range of 55°F to 80°F. It can thrive better in the indoor average room temperature. 
  • Ensure to keep your plants away from the drafts so that it does not harm their growth. 
  • The humidity level for these plants should be 70% or more than that. They like to thrive in the more humid areas. 
  • You can also make use of pebbles by putting them in a tray with water so that they provide them more humid environment. 

Soil needs

  • Like every plant, Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ prefers to grow in well-drained soil which should be moist too. 
  • Also, making use of peat moss and sphagnum moss, perlite, mulch, and soil in equal ratios will serve as an ideal potting mix for these plants. 
  • The best pH level for these plants is 5.0-7.5 which is slightly acidic. 
  • Also, you can make use of organic matter by adding it to the soil mix like compost, and coconut coir. 

Fertilizer needs

  • These plants prefer to receive fertilizer two times a month when the plant grows actively. 
  • Do not use a cheap fertilizer for your plant as it can damage the plant by making the nutrient imbalance in the plant. 
  • You can use a fertilizer for these plants whose nitrogen ratio is higher as this plant produces thick foliage. 
 Alocasia Baginda

Potting & Repotting 

  • Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ likes to be repotted after every 2-3 years as the plant is small in size and takes time to grow. 
  • The best way to check if the plant needs to be repotted is by observing its base and if the roots are coming out from the plant, then is the right to repot your plant. 
  • Make sure to use a fresh soil mix in the plant while repotting. 
  • Clean off the base of the plant so that the old and affected particles remove. 

Pruning 

  • Last but not least, pruning is the step that makes the plant grow more new leaves in the plant by trimming all the dead leaves from the plant. 
  • It also helps the pants to get revived and encourages new growth of the plant. 
  • When you observe affected and yellow-colored leaves in the plant, it needs to be removed so pruning them is a great idea. 
  • Start cutting the leaves from the ground level by making use of sharp and sterilized scissors.

Wrapping up the context 

In this guide, you come to know about one of the best plants to grow in your home garden. Folks, I am happy that you read the full guide and finally know the process to grow Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ in your home garden. Still, if there remain any queries or doubts, then you can let me know about it or you can read out the guide again to understand the process. I hope you are doing great in your gardening field. So, see you in the next guide till then safe gardening. 

Thanks for reading! Happy gardening! 

Anna Scott

Anna Scott loves gardening and has been doing it for a long time. She wants to help new gardeners learn from her experience. Through her writing, she shares tips and advice on how to make gardens beautiful. Anna hopes her words will inspire new gardeners to succeed.

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