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Alocasia 'Dragons Breath'

$ 32.00
Size: 4" Pot
The Alocasia 'Dragon's Breath' truly lives up to its fiery name. This exotic houseplant, native to the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, is a visual feast with leaves that are a captivating mix of deep purple, black, and silver, contrasted by the bright veins that appear to glow like the breath of a dragon. With its glossy, arrow-shaped leaves that can reach up to 2 feet in length, the plant can grow to a towering height of about 5 feet, making it a showstopper in any indoor or outdoor space. One of the fascinating aspects of this plant is its ability to grow in a bushy fashion, which can create an alluring “jungle” effect. When planted in a container, the plant’s leaves fan out in a dramatic display, while in a garden setting, it can serve as a mesmerizing backdrop to other smaller plants. The 'Dragon's Breath' is a moderate grower and thrives best in humid conditions, mirroring its tropical origin. It's worth noting that this Alocasia variety can develop a caudex or swollen stem base, giving it an intriguing "trunk" where the plant meets the soil. This makes it an even more interesting addition to your plant collection. But the Alocasia 'Dragon's Breath' isn’t just about the leaves. In the right conditions, it can produce inflorescences or flower spikes, which are covered in a hood-like spathe and contain a spadix. These structures are a creamy white, providing a beautiful contrast to the dark leaves, and are generally seen during the warmer months. When night falls, this plant maintains its enchanting allure. The shiny leaves reflect the ambient light, casting a bewitching glow in your space. This unique characteristic is a bonus for those who appreciate the beauty of plants even after sundown. In conclusion, the Alocasia 'Dragon's Breath' is a breathtaking plant that brings a slice of the tropical rainforest into your home. With its impressive foliage and striking coloration, it is a plant that commands attention and admiration. Whether you place it in a pot as a stand-alone specimen or use it as part of a mixed planting, it's sure to add a touch of exotic drama to your space.

Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

Size: 4" Pot

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