Alocasia belongs to the Arum family and grows in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. It is especially common on Borneo and can reach a height of four meters. There are 79 known species. Around the equator, the plant has been cultivated as food for 28,000 years. Decorative plants have been bred from the original versions that are not edible, but are very beautiful. Alocasia conquered the living room in the fifties and has a beautiful vintage vibe. These plants are also called Elephant's Ear.
The plants do best with a consistently moist soil. In winter a little less, in summer a little more, but preferably no large quantities at once. The Alocasia also likes it when it is sprayed very regularly.
If you give the plant too much water, the alocasia will sweat away the moisture and droplets can get on the leaves, this so-called "guttation" disappears by giving less water.
The alocasia thrives best in sunlight. So place the plant near a window. Too little light and the plant will grow its leaves towards the light.
Give the Alocasia some liquid food once a month during the growth period. Fertilizing is not necessary in winter.