Alocasia Pink Dragon
The Alocasia Pink Dragon is a true gem among houseplants, captivating collectors with its stunningly vibrant pink stems and distinct oval-shaped foliage. With its unique and eye-catching appearance, this plant is an odd one that can add a good touch of pink to any collection. Whether you're a seasoned plant enthusiast or a beginner, the Pink Dragon is a perfect choice, as it combines unique aesthetics with manageable care requirements.
Lighting: The Alocasia Pink Dragon thrives in bright, indirect light. Place it near a window with filtered sunlight, but avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Finding a spot near a north or east-facing window is ideal. If the available light is limited, consider supplementing with artificial grow lights to provide adequate brightness.
Temperature and Humidity: This plant prefers warm temperatures between 18-27°C. Protect it from cold drafts and keep it away from temperature extremes. The Alocasia Pink Dragon enjoys high humidity levels, so consider using a humidifier or placing it in a bathroom or near a tray filled with water and pebbles to increase moisture in the air.
Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist but avoid overwatering. Water your Pink Dragon when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry. Ensure proper drainage by using a well-draining potting mix and a pot with drainage holes. Be cautious not to let the plant sit in standing water, as it can lead to root rot. In winter or during periods of low light, reduce watering frequency.
Soil and Fertilization: Use a well-draining potting mix specifically formulated for houseplants. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and a small amount of organic matter works well. Fertilize your Alocasia Pink Dragon every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package for proper dosage.
Pruning and Maintenance: Remove any yellow or damaged leaves to maintain the plant's appearance and overall health. Regularly dust the leaves with a soft cloth to keep them clean and allow optimal light absorption. Pay attention to pests, such as spider mites or aphids, and address them promptly using organic pest control methods if necessary.
Potting and Repotting: Repot your Alocasia Pink Dragon when it becomes root-bound, typically every 1-2 years. Choose a pot that is slightly larger and has good drainage. When repotting, refresh the potting mix to provide fresh nutrients for the plant's growth.
The Alocasia Pink Dragon is not only a unique addition to your home but also acts as a natural air purifier, enhancing the air quality in your environment.
Comes in a 12cm plastic pot.