Dragon Scale Alocasia Plant

The highlight of the week.

This week in the garden club, we are making houseplants!

The Silver Dragon Scale Alocasia Have Been Uploaded to the garden club. Grab it in your garden room under the “Rare Houseplant Series”

 

 Materials Needed

- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.

 * Color used: You can also use Aunt Lydia’s or another #10 thread.

 

  • Silver Green
  • Mercury or Silver

Other Materials

  • 1.25 mm Crochet Needle
  • 24 and 18 gauge wires
  • Colorit (Olive Green) Marker
  • Spray Bottle (Recommended)

- Allene's Draping Liquid (Mix with water) This is optional.

- Light green floral tape

 

 

Alocasia Fun Facts

  • Alocasia is a member of the Arum family and grows in the tropical rainforests of southeast Asia.

  • There are around 79 species of Alocasia. Remember the Stringray Alocasia we made? They’re family!

  • Alocasia’s are also known as “Elephant Ears”.

  • Alocasias can be very poisonous. The leaves contain insoluble oxalate crystals. Humans and pets should not consume this plant as chewing or biting into a leaf release the crystals which can cause swelling and irritation of the mouth and GI tract.

  • Did you know that the Alocasia plant sweat too? This is one way of communicating that it has received too much water. This process is known as guttation.

  • People first grew Elephant Ear plants in Indonesia, India, China, South America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Polynesia, and around the Mediterranean Sea.