The enchanting Alocasia Silver Dragon, also known as 'The Frosted Beauty'
This plant has an incredible appearance of frosted-looking leaves that make it look like it is straight out of a movie.
All its leaves grow from a compact base creating a cascade shape and giving a jungle ornamental look that will add charm to any corner of your home.
This plant is a fantastic air purifier and loves humidity, making it an ideal plant for any bright bathroom or a steamy kitchen to give a bit of added natural freshness to your space.
Medium dark green leaves with a pale grey colour
Small in stature but eye-catching
Loves humidity and often lives in bathrooms and laundry rooms
Can grow up to three feet tall in the right conditions
Create your very own winter forest at home with the Alocasia Silver Dragon
Elephant Ear 'Silver Dragon' Care Guide
Bright, indirect light is the best way to keep these beauties happy. Think about replicating the conditions of the rainforest floor. Too little light can lead to scraggly, sad-looking leaves however so maintain some frequent light exposure
Let the top two inches of water dry out before watering. You don’t want to let the bottom section of the soil dry out before watering though
It enjoys around 18-30 Celsius
Throughout the year, these plants do enjoy a calcium-rich feed such as bone meal. In addition to this, they are regular feeders, enjoying a half-diluted feed every fortnight during the growing season
Trim away any sad-looking leaves as necessary but you the Alocasia Silver Dragon don’t have any pre-requisite grooming requirements
Whenever this plant looks like it is not having an optimal time, do not panic. Simply adjust some of your conditions. Try misting a little bit more frequently to solve the humidity issue