Highly decorative and appreciated by plant collectors, Alocasia zebrina has arrow-shaped leaves and a distinctive, tiger-striped stem. The leaves have a wonderfully deep, glossy texture. it's found in the wild in Brazil, where it grows at the base of much larger trees.
Pot 19cm, plant 65cm.
Light: Bright indirect sunlight, avoid direct sunlight as it may scorch the leaves.
Water: Keep the compost moist through the summer months, but be careful to not overwater your plant as it can lead to root rot. During winter, reduce the water regime by half. Alocasias appreciate the moist environment, so mist around your plant often and avoid water sitting on the leaves as it can scorch it when exposed to sunlight.
Not edible. Toxic if accidentally ingested.