The "Black Dragon Scale" Story - We all know a few legends about dragons, bat-winged, scaly monsters that breathe fire and we all secretly wish to keep one as a pet. If you would like to have a Dragon Scale in your very own home, then you should consider the rare, yet beautiful Alocasia or the Black Dragon Plant. Admired for its exotic emerald-green leaves with prominent venation that reminds of the mythical Dragon scales, this plant is an all-time favorite among gardeners and houseplant lovers. Alocasia is not only gorgeous, but it is also very easy to grow and care for.
Size - Medium-size. 12-24" tall (including pot).
Light - Prefers bright, indirect lighting conditions, but it can also withstand partial shade. Direct sunlight must be filtered through a sheer curtain, as it can burn its delicate leaves and damage the plant. Indoor plants can be rotated to make sure all parts get plenty of light. A window facing north, east, or west can be suitable for this rainforest beauty.
Water - it is recommended to water two or three times per week. During winter, you can reduce the watering frequency to once a week. Always make sure that the upper 3 inches (7 cm) of the soil dry up between watering. Soggy soil will certainly cause other plant problems.
On the other hand, if you water it too less, Alocasia will become dry and droopy. If the air in your home is too dry, you can use an indoor humidifier.
Preferred Rooms - Just about any room with a table or desk.
What comes with your plant - Includes its own 6" Recycled container and care instructions. Discard the coco fiber & straw used to hold the soil in place.