Alocasia Genus belongs to the family Araceae and sub-family Aroideae. It consists of 97 species. It can be found in both tropical and sub-tropical regions of Asia and Eastern Australia. Alocasia can grow 2 to 6 feet tall. It is commonly known as Elephant Ears due to its long leaves. It contains calcium oxalate and causes irritation of the skin. If it is eaten, then it can cause death too. Despite their placement, they can mature in 3 to 8 weeks. If you are interested, get your favorite Alocasia from the sale online NOW!
Plants of Alocasia Genus require bright but indirect sunlight. They can grow very well in a high humid environment. The soil should have a pH of 5.5 to 6.5 and it should be well-drained and loose. Give them water when the soil upper surface is up to 3 inches, becomes dry. It will need less water in winter due to dormancy. They need slow-release fertilizer up to 1 kg per 100 square feet. They can grow better in temperature ranges from 15 to 25 degrees centigrade.
Alocasia Chantrieri is a very rare, hard to find collectors Alocasia. It is a cross between Alocasia metallica and Alocasia sanderiana. The rubbery leaves are glossy black/green with dark purple undersides.