Pink Dragon Alocassia

Asch Building

$42

Light

Providing your Pink Dragon Alocassia with enough light is the most important factor. Choose a location that receives several hours of bright, indirect light. If you do not have a location in your home that receives enough light, buying a grow light for this plant is recommended. 

Soil

The Pink Dragon Alocasia thrives when it's grown in porous soil with excellent drainage capability. The best potting mixture is one consisting of equal portions of regular potting soil, perlite and peat moss

Water

Use unsoftened, filtered, bottled, or tap water sitting 24 hours to release the chemicals and water enough to discharge the drainage holes. Once the water is fully drained, replace them into the cache or decorative pot. Keep the plant's soil registering at 4-5 on the moisture meter.

Temperature and Humidity

Alocasia 'Pink Dragon' prefers a warm, humid temperatures between 60-80°F. They will go into dormancy if the temperature goes below 60°F. Add humidity by adding a pebble tray filled with water, grouping with other plants or using a humidifier. Refrain from misting or getting water on the leaves as this may cause plant diseases.

Fertilizer

Outside: Alocasias need a slow-release fertilizer added to the soil and replenished every two to four weeks during the growing season. In the fall and winter months, back off to once per month in tropical locations. Inside: When watering, add a water-soluble fertilizer at half strength to maintain their heavy feeding requirements during the growing season. Cut back on this regimen in the fall and winter months while they rest.