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All About Alocasia Maharani

Posted on December 12 2022

Velvety, grey-on-grey, silvery, textured, pillowy goodness is what the Alocasia Maharani has to offer! There’s so much subtle beauty about this plant to enjoy; making it a minimalist’s dream! Give your Alocasia Maharani the extra care it needs by increasing the humidity and providing it with the well-draining soil it needs. With a little effort, this plant will reward you with plenty of healthy growth.

Meet Your Match:

    • Nickname: Alocasia Grey Dragon
    • About the Family: The Alocasia Maharani is a hybrid of the Alocasia Reinula and Melo, and is related to other varieties of Alocasia, such as the Polly and Imperial Red.
    • Understanding the Family Tree: Araceae (Family), Alocasia (Genus), Alocasia Maharani (Species).
    • Hometown: Tropical Asia.

    How to Care for Your Alocasia Maharani:

    • Watering: When the first ¼ inch of soil is dry. Light, frequent watering is beneficial.
    • Humidity: High. 
    • Soil: Well-draining.
    • Fertilizer: Mild fertilizer every two weeks during growing season.
    • Environment: Keep your Alocasia Maharani in bright to medium indirect light and temperatures above 70 degrees.
    • Propagation: Division.
    • Toxicity: Shouldn’t be ingested; toxic to pets and people.

    The Best Unboxing Practices:

      Properly caring for your newly unboxed Alocasia Maharani for the first week of its new life is crucial to the extended wellness of your plant. Follow these practices to get the best results:
        • Watering: Exotic Forest ships freshly watered plants. Do not water your Alocasia until it exhibits the proper signs.
        • Repotting: Do not immediately repot your plant, which would likely result in shock and leaf-loss. Allow it to acclimate to its new environment for at least one week. 
        • Lighting: Place your Alocasia in filtered, low light for a few days to acclimate. Relocate your Alocasia Maharani to your desired location that fits its care needs afterward. Do not ever place a freshly un-boxed plant in direct sun.

        What You’re Getting:

        • You will receive a carefully selected, quality evaluated 6” diameter plant. All Exotic Forest plants are rooted and thriving. 

        What Makes Us Special:

        • Shipment Methods: Plants are precious, and we want yours to arrive safely! We ship our plants via UPS, with a maximum of 4-day shipping. 
        • Our Packing: Have you received ‘squished’ plants from other companies? Our solution to this common issue is bamboo stakes and biodegradable packing peanuts (starch), which securely holds your plant in place during shipment. 
        • Chemical-free: We are committed to keeping our plants and customers safe. We never treat our plants with chemical pesticides. 
        • Quality Standards: Exotic Forest strives to meet stringent quality standards and evaluates each plant we resource from our nursery. Pest-free, healthy plants are a requirement!
        • Customer Service: Your satisfaction is our priority. If you are experiencing issues with or have questions about how to care for your Alocasia Maharani, reach out to us at or via our social media accounts. Are you tired of receiving pre-written responses? We believe that plant parents want to talk to people, not robots. A knowledgeable team member reads and replies to each individual concern: no cookie-cutter answers here!
        • Returns: While we do not accept returns at this time, you can contact us at with photos of your plant and receipt to discuss the specific plant care issues you’re experiencing with your Alocasia Maharani and possible resolutions.
        • Your Personal Plant-Care Resource: Do you love your new addition? We couldn’t be happier! Join our mailing list to receive exclusive offers, updates, and care tips.

        FAQ about Caring for Alocasia Maharani:

        • How to water an Alocasia? While it may seem unrelated, soil selection is essential when it comes to managing your Alocasia’s moisture levels. After potting your Alocasia in well-draining soil, keep the soil moist with frequent, light waterings.
        • What’s the difference between the Alocasia Maharani vs. Silver Dragon? The Alocasia Maharani ‘Grey Dragon’ is more monotone, light grey-on-grey. The Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’ is silvery grey with darker veining. Aside from that, these two dragons are very similar in appearance!
        • Is Alocasia poisonous? Yes, Alocasia (including the Maharani) are toxic to pets and people. It should not be ingested and you should wear gardening gloves when repotting and pruning.

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