Alocasia Baginda (Silver Dragon)
Alocasia Baginda “Silver Dragon” is a striking and visually captivating tropical plant known for its unique foliage. This mesmerizing plant belongs to the Alocasia genus, which is native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Proper care includes bright, indirect light, consistent humidity, and a well-draining potting mix. With its exotic and almost mystical appearance, the Alocasia Baginda “Silver Dragon” is a standout addition to any plant lover’s collection.While Alocasia Baginda “Silver Dragon” can be grown outdoors in tropical regions, it is primarily cultivated as an indoor plant in many climates.
Alocasia Baginda “Silver Dragon” is a hybrid variant that has glossy silver over the leaves whereas the veins take a deep green colour. The leaves look like spades or pointy hearts but are actually peltate, i.e. the anterior lobes are joined together.
The silvery-white veins make an attractive contrast against the dark leaves and the undersides feature a splotchy magenta colour. The shape of the leaves is also unique as it resembles an ovate heart. When mature, the plant reaches about one to two feet in height.