Alocasia Zebrina, aka the Elephant ear plant, is one of our favourites. It has beautiful Zebra-like stems and gorgeous leaves, adding some serious swag to a room.
Allow the top 5cm to dry out before watering and try to water the soil evenly. Overwatering and wet leaves can lead to fungal infections. Reduce the watering in winter when it's dormant.
Happiest in bright but indirect light. Direct light will scorch the leaves.
It prefers to be in temperatures between 15 and 29° C. It goes into a dormant state below 15° C and may lose some of its leaves.
It likes high humidity but don't mist the leaves. If the area does not have natural humidity, you can place the pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water (don't allow the pot to sit in the water).
These plants are harmful if eaten and can be a skin and eye irritant. Keep out of the reach of pets and children.
Feed the plant between spring and autumn with a ½ strength standard houseplant fertiliser. Do not feed in winter as this can cause burning in the leaves from salt build-up.