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'
- Name: Alocasia baginda 'Silver dragon'Type: BulbForm: ChamaephytesFamily: AraceaeNative Range: a cultivar of a Borneo native plantZone: 12Habitat: a cultivar of Alocasia baginda, whose habitat is not known, but most likely ultramafic and limestone outcrops in Eastern Kalimantan in BorneoHeight: 30 to 40cmSpread: 30 to 40cmSun: Part shade to full shadeWater: MediumMaintenance: LowFlower: InsignificantLeaf: EvergreenTolerate: Semi Shade