Does Alocasia ring a bell? It's the chic Latin name for the plant more commonly known as 'elephant ear'. And it's easy to see why: the plant has broad leaves that resemble elephant ears. This stunning plant looks great in a spacious room.

In terms of leaf shape, Alocasia Wentii most closely resembles an elephant's ear. The large, dark green leaves are sure to draw admiring glances. And rightfully so! Alocasia is native to tropical rainforests, which means it loves water and needs a lot of it. It's also easy to keep alive with minimal care.

Alocasia Cucullata has widely spaced leaves, giving it a distinct look. Alocasia is also known as 'elephant ear'. This particular Alocasia can survive mild winters when placed in a sheltered spot. The leaves fall off in the winter only to grow back in the spring.

Its nickname – 'the skeleton plant' – doesn't take away from the beauty of Alocasia Dwarf Amazonica. Put it in your living room for a green eye-catcher. Well, not entirely green: the dark green leaves are criss-crossed with white veins, making it a highly decorative plant!

Alocasia Portodora is one of the most popular houseplants and can be found in many homes. The leaves are large and slightly serrated. This is a plant that loves to grow. In fact, with a little love, this plant might just outgrow your living room.

This Pink Dragon is dangerously beautiful. It resembles Alocasia Dwarf Amazonica, with one obvious difference: the striking pink stems with its slightly rounder leaves. This plant is perfect for courageous dragon tamers!

A name like this is only befitting of the most beautiful plants in the jungle. This Alocasia will make a statement in any interior thanks to its greenish-purple leaves with sporadic black accents. This plant is true royalty!

• Country of origin
Southeast Asia

• Care