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Alocasia 'Dragon tail' 'Starter'

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Alocasia 'Dragon tail' 'Starter'

Alocasia ‘Dragon tail’ is a cultivated plant from the aroid family. This plant produces slender, arrow-shaped leaves with a length of around 50 cm. The dark green leaves show pronounced lighter colored veins and are carried by an orange-brown petiole. Provide warm and humid conditions cultivating this species.

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Alocasia 'Dragon tail' 'Starter'
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Alocasia 'Dragon tail' 'Starter'
Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
<15 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Alocasia ‘Dragon tail’ is a relatively big plant from the aroid family. This plant is nowhere to be found in the wild, as it is created by hybridizing various wild species within its genus. This plant grows from a tuber in the ground. From this base, several leaves arise carried by orange-brown petioles. Leaves slender and arrow shaped and could reach a maximum length of 50 cm with optimal care. The veins are somewhat lighter in color which contrasts nicely with the rest of the leaf. Inflorescences occur infrequently and are not that spectacular. In some cases, this plant could lose all its leaves. After this rest period it could regrow to its original size. Propagating this plant is most easily done by harvesting smaller tubers formed near its original tuber, or seeds.

Height:
80 cm
80 cm
Width:
15 cm
15 cm
Adult height:
<50 cm
<50 cm
Adult width:
<15 cm
<15 cm
Flower colour:
White
white
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Slow
slow
Araflora info:
Botanical
botanical
Natural habitat:
South-East Asia
South-East Asia
Altitude range:
0-1500 m
0-1500 m

Plant care

Provide Alocasia ‘Dragon tail’ with constant warm and humid conditions. It grows best with a temperature between 18 and 30 degrees Celsius with a humidity not lower than 70% at all times. This species prefers indirect light and/or direct sunshine, only in the morning. Placing this plant in bright sun could burn the leaves, placing it in the shade could make the leaves limp. The soil should be humus rich and moist retentive Alocasia ‘Dragon tail’ should never dry out completely. Frequent waterings are key for this plant but do not let the soil become swampy. When this plant is overwatered, droplets could form at the end of the leaves which could create spots. Provide a standard green plant fertilizer once a month when in the growing season.

Care:
Very easy
very easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Maintenance:
No-pruning
no-pruning
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
80-100%
80-100%
Air humidity at night:
60-80%
60-80%
Day temperature:
10-30 °C
10-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<5-8>
<5-8>
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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