Penelope, an Alocasia Pink Dragon, is certainly one of the most striking house plants you'll find. She has metallic-green leaves, silver veins, and pink stems - a real eye-catcher.
Native to Asia and Eastern Australia, there are 79 members of the Araceae family, arum family, or more often than not colloquially known as aroids.
Penelope, Alocasia Pink Dragon
Penelope prefers bright indirect light to partial shade, without prolonged exposure to direct sun - a touch of morning sunlight however would be welcomed.
If you’re not sure what level of light you have, check the shadows cast by your plant:
- Minimal shadow = lower light
- Half shadow = indirect light
- Full shadow = direct sun