Alocasia Overview

This page shows an overview of all the species of Alocasia in the wiki. For information on the genus and links to the single species pages see Alocasia.


#× amazonica Alocasia × amazonica has glossy, very dark green, leaves with silvery veins and undulating margins, giving them a bat wing quality. It's a hybrid of A. lowii var. grandis × A. sanderiana. Photos taken May 2007 by Jay Yourch.

Alocasia × amazonica, Jay YourchAlocasia × amazonica flower, Jay Yourch

Alocasia cuprea has silvery leaves with impressed dark veins, giving them the look of hammered metal. The backs of the leaves are a rich, reddish purple. Photos taken May 2007 by Jay Yourch.

Alocasia cuprea, Jay YourchAlocasia cuprea, Jay Yourch

Alocasia 'Frydek' grows outdoors in a large pot and likes nitrogen and plenty of water. Photo by Arnold Trachtenberg

Alocasia 'Frydek', Arnold Trachtenberg

#Hilo Beauty Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty' has variegated leaves splotched with light and dark green. Although commonly found under this genus, it might really be a Caladium. Photos taken September 2007 by Jay Yourch.

Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty', Jay YourchAlocasia 'Hilo Beauty', Jay Yourch

Alocasia macrorrhiza has huge, glossy, green leaves with raised veins and when mature it forms a woody trunk. It grows well in full sun to part shade and average to moist soils. Photos taken August 2007 by Jay Yourch.

Alocasia macrorrhiza foliage, Jay YourchAlocasia macrorrhiza trunk, Jay YourchAlocasia macrorrhiza, Jay Yourch

Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Lutea' is a selection with yellow petioles and leaf veins. Photo taken August 2007 by Jay Yourch.

Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Lutea', Jay Yourch

Alocasia rugosa is a small plant with stiff, dark green leaves that look and feel like plastic. Photos taken May 2007 by Jay Yourch.

Alocasia rugosa, May 2007, Jay YourchAlocasia rugosa, May 2007, Jay YourchAlocasia rugosa, August 2007, Jay Yourch

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