About Alocasia “Elephant ears”
Alocasia is a genus of flowering plants in the arum family (Araceae). The plants are native to tropical regions of Asia and are known for their large, glossy, green leaves that are often deeply lobed or serrated. Many species of Alocasia also have distinctive veins or colorations on their leaves, which can add to their ornamental appeal. The plants are grown for their foliage rather than their flowers, which are small and not particularly showy. They are often grown as houseplants or in outdoor gardens in tropical or subtropical climates. Alocasia plants prefer well-draining soil, bright, indirect light, and high humidity. They should be watered regularly, but the soil should be allowed to dry out slightly between waterings. Overwatering can cause the roots to rot, so it is important to be careful not to overwater these plants.