Alocasia is a popular houseplant because most species can be easily cared for in the living room. Another name for this plant is elephant ear, as many species have a typical leaf shape similar to this.
The Alocasia is a popular foliage plant, growing nearly eighty
species. This tropical houseplant likes a moist, warm
environment. Therefore, on average, this plant needs water a little more often than a
Philodendron, for example.
What makes the Alocasia an attractive plant is the special
shapes and textures of its leaves. In addition, the leaves can be very
Thus, there are also quite a few rare variegata versions
of the Alocasia plant. Variegata is the local lack of chlorophyll
in a leaf. This can cause the plant to have localized discoloration. Because this
is a very unique and rare feature, these plants are often worth a lot.
The Alocasia shows very clearly when it needs watering.
because this is visible on the stems of the plant. These then go a
hang down a little. Be careful not to water the plant too wet,
as this can cause root rot.