Alocasia baginda 'Silver dragon'

One of the very showy Alocasias with very bullate, silver foliage,  Alocasia baginda 'Silver dragon' is a cultivar of Alocasia baginda Kurniawan & P.C.Boyce, which is native to Borneo.

It is a tuberous, herbaceous plant with very dark matte green leaves, with contrasting pale grey/ silver bullate portions of the blade. Heart to arrowhead-shaped, very stiffly thickly coriaceous and almost completely peltate, each held singly atop long and sturdy succulent stems.

 

Genus name comes from the Greek words a meaning without and Colocasia the name of a closely allied genus, from which it was separated.

Alocasia baginda 'Silver dragon'

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  • Name: Alocasia baginda 'Silver dragon'
    Type: Bulb
    Form: Chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: a cultivar of a Borneo native plant
    Zone: 12
    Habitat: a cultivar of Alocasia baginda, whose habitat is not known, but most likely ultramafic and limestone outcrops in Eastern Kalimantan in Borneo
    Height: 30 to 40cm
    Spread: 30 to 40cm
    Sun: Part shade to full shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Flower: Insignificant
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade