Alocasia plants originate from tropical and subtropical Asia and Eastern Australia. These perennial plants grow from rhizomes which can be separated for propagation - this is best done in spring and early summer.
These large leafed plants have arrow or heart shaped leaves. The veins are often contrasting to the main leaf colour. The leaves are thick and vary from waxy to velvet textures.
Keep in partial sunlight but do not expose to intense summer sun as this can bleach the leaves.
Water weekly in summer and less frequently in winter depending on the temperature of your home. Do not allow to dry out.
They prefer a humid environment.
These plants are NOT pet safe.