Alocasia belongs to the Arum family and grows in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. It is especially common on Borneo and can grow up to four meters high. 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 1950s and has a nice vintage vibe. These plants are also called Elephant Ear.
If you give the plant too much water, the alocasia perspires the moisture away and drops can get to the leaves, this so-called "guttation" disappears by watering less.
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.