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  • Care Guide Alocasia Baginda

    Alocasia baginda, also known as the Alocasia ‘Silver Dragon,’ is a popular tropical houseplant known for its striking, silvery-green leaves with dark green veins. To keep your Alocasia baginda healthy and thriving, here are some care tips to follow:

    1. Light: Alocasia baginda prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light can cause stunted growth. Place the plant near a bright window with filtered sunlight, or provide artificial lighting with grow lights.

    2. Water: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Alocasia baginda prefers a well-draining soil mix that retains some moisture. Water when the top inch of soil is dry, and do not let the soil dry out completely. Be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.

    3. Humidity: Alocasia baginda prefers high humidity, around 60-70%. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a pebble tray filled with water, using a humidifier, or grouping it with other plants.

    4. Temperature: Alocasia baginda prefers temperatures between  18-29°C. Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 15°C or above 32°C, as this can cause damage.

    5. Fertiliser: Feed Alocasia baginda with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser every 2-3 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Do not fertilize during the winter months when the plant is dormant.

    6. Pruning: Remove any yellow or brown leaves as soon as possible to prevent the spread of disease or pests. You can also prune back the plant to control its size and shape.

    7. Pests and Diseases: Watch out for common pests such as spider mites and scale insects, and treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Alocasia baginda can also be susceptible to root rot, so make sure not to overwater and provide good drainage.

    With proper care, your Alocasia baginda will thrive and add a touch of tropical elegance to your home.