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Elephant Ear Dragon Scale in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Alocasia baginda 'Dragon Scale'

 

Elephant Ear 'Dragon Scale'

Alocasia foliage is large and ribbed. The arrow-shaped leaves sit on large petioles and they can reach up to 2m long! It doesn't cope well with direct sunlight so keep it in partial shade. ‘Calidora’ looks great in a pot or looming over a flower bed. 'Dragon Scale' bears silvery-grey leaves with dark green primary and secondary veins, somewhat resembling large scales. It bears purple spathe flowers but these are insignificant compared with the foliage

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plant Features
  • Elephant Ear Dragon Scale likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Elephant Ear Dragon Scale likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Elephant Ear Dragon Scale is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Elephant Ear Dragon Scale likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
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plant information

Common name

Elephant Ear 'Dragon Scale'

Latin name

Alocasia baginda 'Dragon Scale'

type

Perennial

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Elephant Ear Dragon Scale likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Elephant Ear Dragon Scale is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Elephant Ear Dragon Scale likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Elephant Ear Dragon Scale likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Elephant Ear Dragon Scale is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Alocasia baginda 'Dragon Scale'

Alocasia foliage is large and ribbed. The arrow-shaped leaves sit on large petioles and they can reach up to 2m long! It doesn't cope well with direct sunlight so keep it in partial shade. ‘Calidora’ looks great in a pot or looming over a flower bed. 'Dragon Scale' bears silvery-grey leaves with dark green primary and secondary veins, somewhat resembling large scales. It bears purple spathe flowers but these are insignificant compared with the foliage


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

In temperate climates, Alocasia is usually grown in a heated greenhouse or as a conservatory plant. Alocasias need rich soil that is moist (not saturated) but well-drained. Plant in partial shade. Indoors, grow in filtered light. Provide high humidity. In warm climates, similar to their native humid and tropical Southeast Asia, elephant ears will grow as perennials. In cooler areas they will need to be replanted each year.

 
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