Originally from the jungles of Southeast Asia, Alocasia is one of the most striking and unique looking houseplants. Alocasia amazonica is a hybrid between Alocasia Sanderiana and Alocasia Watsonii.
This fleshy, truly tropical plant is sometimes called the Elephants’ Ear plant or African Mask. Their dramatic waxy, two-tone, arrow-shaped leaves are accentuated by whitish or pale green leaf veins. This standout, lush perennial plant can be grown from underground corms and loves lots of warmth, humidity and water.
Under favorable conditions, Alocasia amazonica can reach 2′ in height and a spread of a foot or two. It blooms occasionally and can send up pups which fill out gardens quickly to form a dense clump.