With leaves that can reach one and a half metres in diameter, Alocasia is used as a natural umbrella in tropical rainforests. Indoors, it is a decorative and stylish interior plant that represents an asset to any room, partly thanks to its huge leaves.
Alocasia the tropical superstar with spectacular leaves. Alocasia, also known as Elephant's ear, Taro or Giant Taro, is a member of the Arum family and grows in the tropical rainforests of South-East Asia, particularly Borneo. There the plant can reach a height of four metres high. Alocasia is ‘the tree that grows up to the heavens’ and is said to be the plant in all the Western and Eastern versions of the fairytale of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Alocasias has some special needs and preferences therefore are not the easiest of interior plants to care for. However, they are among the most decorative plants in existence and are therefore well worth the effort.
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