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Alocasia Dragon Scale

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You will receive the exact plant pictured. Chat with us below if you have any questions. If you need a heat pack, please order one here.

Alocasia dragon scale, or Alocasia Baginda dragon scale, originates from the tropical forests of Borneo. The plant’s rib textured leaves resemble the broad scales of the magnificent creature to which it references. Young leaves are light green in color but gradually deepen to a majestic emerald green as they mature.

This handsome specimen thrives best in a well-draining potting mix. Place the plant in bright but indirect sunlight to prevent leaf scorch. As a tropical plant, it likes humidity but not too much. Before watering, check that the upper 2 to 3 inches of the soil is dry before doing so to prevent soggy soil and fungal growth.

With the right care, a flourishing dragon scale can grow up to 3 feet tall and spread about 1.6 feet wide. It grows actively in the summer months and enters dormancy during winter. As a suitable candidate for a terrarium, the Alocasia dragon scale is happy to stay in the same pot until it outgrows its space. Spring is the preferred season for the plant’s repotting needs.

The foliage of a fully grown Alocasia dragon scale is a beautiful sight to behold. It definitely adds a mythical, elevating touch to any home.

At A Glance:

  • Light: Bright but indirect
  • Temperature: 55-80°F
  • Humidity: Moderate to high, 60-80%
  • Water: 2-3 times per week in summer, once per week in winter.
  • Pet-Friendly: No

We ship from Los Angeles, and we only ship within the United States. We do not ship to Hawaii / Canada / International. We typically ship on Mondays or Tuesdays to avoid plants being stuck in transit over the weekends, but we may sometimes ship later in the week depending on order volume. With that said, we cannot guarantee or control delivery time. If delivery time is a concern, please opt for upgraded shipping.

We take great care when packaging and preparing your plants for shipment. They'll be shipped either in a nursery pot in soil or sphagnum moss, or shipped bare root wrapped in sphagnum moss or other damp material to retain moisture. We also add poly-fil around the plant for padding, then wrap it in bubble wrap, and finally add packing peanuts for extra cushion to ensure a safe and clean transport.

We also offer local pick-up if you're in the Los Angeles area.

We're a U.S. based seller so our plants ship directly from our greenhouse in Los Angeles to your house. You don't have to worry about the hassles associated with ordering overseas. No worrying about phytosanitary certificates, plants being stuck in Customs or USDA inspection, or having to acclimate plants to their new environment. When you order from us, it's simple and straightforward. Our plants are rare, but our customer service is always well-done!
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