Alocasia is also known as the Kris Plant or Elephant Ear Plant. A handsome foliage plant, with long green arrow shaped leaves and bold white veins, purple underneath.
Flowers January to December.
Bright room away from direct sunlight.
Watering: Compost must be kept moist at all times (not dry or soggy). Dislikes dryness at the roots, but too much water will cause the roots to rot. Water little but often. If you can, make an effort to use tepid rain water.
Humidity: It's a tropical plant and needs reasonable, or high humidity.
Temperature: No lower than 15 °C all year round. Occasional dips below this will be tolerated but longer periods will cause problems and encourage dormancy.