These houseplants are also called elephant ears. This nickname is easily derived from the giant leaves.
In the tropical rainforests the leaves of the Alokasie are used as umbrellas.
These Alocasia are robust and tough plants, which have many reserves in their unusually thickened trunks.
Name: Elephant Ear, Giant Taro
Botanical Name: Alocasia cucullata
Origin: Rainforests of South-East Asia
pot size: 21cm
total height: ca. 80cm - 1,00m
Location: sunny and warm, but not directly above the heating
Care: regularly damp, avoid waterlogging.
Special features: If the plant has too much water, it "sweats" it out over the leaves. This so-called "guttation" stops when you give less water.