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Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'

Alocasia baginda 'Dragon Scale'

Also known as

Alocasia 'DragonScale'

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








7 years to reach maturity


This plant has no fragrance

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A green Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' plant with a large veined leaf

Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' Overview

Alocasia 'Dragon Scale' is a tender, rhizomatous, evergreen perennial cultivar in the Araceae family. This tender plant makes a striking visual foliage display. It is frequently grown indoors as a houseplant, doing best when provided with ample humidity. Placement in a bathroom or kitchen, in bright but indirect light is advised, ensure soil is a well-draining mix to prevent waterlogging to the roots. This stunning plant produces large, oval leaves with pointed tips. They have a gorgeous dark metallic green and heavily veined appearance similar to that of a dragon's scales, hence the cultivar name! The underside of the leaves is a paler green shade, with prominent dark veins. It has relatively insignificant flowers which may be borne at any time of the year.

Common problems with Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'

How to harvest Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'


In spring or summer

Special features of Alocasia 'Dragon Scale'

Attractive leaves

Attractive foliage plant

Indoor plant

Pot plant


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