Alocasia baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ (Alocasia Silver Dragon) care guide

In this guide you'll learn: How to care for your Alocasia baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ (Alocasia Silver Dragon) plant and
answers to FAQs to keep your plant happy

The Alocasia baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ is a thing of beauty. With large, glossy leaves shaped like the wings of a majestic dragon, this plant is guaranteed to make any home or outdoor area magical. Originating from Southeast Asia, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular amongst plant enthusiasts.

Under the right conditions, the Alocasia baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ is a hardy, fast-growing tropical plant that will turn heads. It isn’t widespread, so adding one of these rare beauties to your collection or home is an absolute pleasure.

Tips for nurturing your Alocasia baginda ‘Silver Dragon’


This plant prefers bright, indirect light but will tolerate medium indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.


This plant prefers temperatures between 15-21°C (59-70°F).

Soil Type & Drainage

Alocasia baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ prefers to be planted in well-draining potting soil mixed with perlite.


To thrive, this plant requires high humidity levels. If this isn’t available naturally, use a humidifier and mist the leaves weekly with tepid water.


Allow the top layer of soil to dry out before watering. Keeping the foliage dry will help prevent diseases. Water deeply and then allow the plant to drain.


Alocasia baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ is toxic for your pets, and you should keep them away from this plant.


Fertilise with a balanced liquid fertiliser solution during the growing season. Reducing the amount of fertilisation to monthly or bi-monthly during the winter months is advised.

Troubleshooting pests, diseases and common problems

Inadequate light and humidity can lead to drooping leaves, brown or yellow spots, or signs of nutrient deficiencies. Watch for signs of pests, such as mealybugs, aphids and spider mites, and treat them if necessary.


Propagation is best done in spring or summer by taking a cutting with multiple leaves and removing the bottommost basal growth. Plant the cutting in a well-draining potting mix and provide indirect to medium light and high humidity.

Final Thoughts

The Alocasia baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ is an eye-catching beauty that will transform any space. Its glossy leaves, and unique shape make it a striking addition to any home. With the proper care and a start-up of love, your Alocasia baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ will become a luxurious statement piece, so why not bring a little of the tropics home to you today?

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A passionate plant lover and houseplant connoisseur with a rich family background in horticulture. With experience in plant nurseries and garden centers, Jonathan has cultivated a diverse collection of leafy friends and explored native flora on adventures such as trips to South America. His mission is to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for plants, creating a greener and happier world for all.

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