the tropical regions of Asia
Gender Alocasia contains up to 70 species of herbaceous rhizomatous perennial evergreen plants. In all climatic zones (except tropical ones), they are grown as an indoor decorative-leaved crop. The heart-shaped or lance-shaped basal leaves grow on well-developed erect petioles. Only adult plants bloom, no younger than 3-4 years.
Indian alocasia (Alocasia indica) grows up to 2 m, has large, almost heart-shaped leaves. The most common varieties are: 'Metal', the leaves of which are characterized by a metallic hue and 'Beloit', with pronounced veins on the leaf plates, looks very compact.
Alocasia lowiiis a 60 cm tall species with large triangular olive-green leaves, leathery to the touch, with 30-35 cm petioles.
Alocasia Sandera (A. sanderiana) grows up to 2 m in height, is distinguished by large silvery-green shield-shaped leaves on long petioles. Distinct white veins give the leaves a special beauty.
Alocasia Amazonica (A. x amazonica) - hybrid of alocasia Lowe's and alocasia Sunder, 1.5-2 m high with shield-shaped dark green leaves with white-silver veins. In nature, the leaf plates are very large-60 x 30 cm.
Often grown alocasia large-root (A. macrorhiza), up to 3 m high, with bright green, up to 1 m long foxes, flowers are collected in an ear.
Cultivation: medium difficulty
Location: partial shade
Temperature: minimum 17 °C
Flowering time: in summer
Height: from 60 cm to 3 m depending on the type
Transplanting: in the spring
Appearance maintenance: remove yellowed leaves