7 Best Alocasia Plant Varieties to Buy or Sell Online

Alocasia plant varieties have been on the rise and it's no wonder why. These tropical plants feature stunning foliage worthy of being the centrepiece of your garden collection or a living space.
Darren T'ngFri Jun 04 2021

7 Best Alocasia Plant Varieties to Buy or Sell Online

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Alocasia varieties have been on the rise and it's no wonder why. These tropical plants feature stunning foliage worthy of being the centrepiece of your garden collection or a living space. With aesthetically pleasing leaves that can grow up to 1 metre in length, this native of subtropical Asia and eastern Australia has grown significantly in its popularity as a low maintenance house plant alongside Monsteras, Philodendrons and air purifying plants.

Despite being under the same genus, aesthetics of the Alocasia varieties still differ in sizes, colour and shape, making each variety uniquely different from the other. Here are our 7 best picks for the most beautiful Alocasia plant varieties that you might want to consider buying or selling on Porchbuds:

1. Alocasia Amazonica ‘Polly’

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Known by some as the Amazonian Elephant’s Ear, The Alocasia amazonica is one of the most common Alocasia varieties in house plant collections. This variety of the Alocasia comes with glossy dark green leaves with stunning white veins producing an eye-catching aesthetic that is bound to be the talk of town when you open your collection to house visitors.

2. Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’

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A low maintenance plant, the Alocasia baginda has glamorous silver-green heart shaped leaves along with dark green veins. With a muted and minimalist aesthetic, the Alocasia baginda fits right in as a centrepiece on coffee tables or simply as a feature piece in the kitchen and the bathroom.

3. Alocasia Macrorrhiza ‘Giant Taro’

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Commonly known as the giant taro or upright elephant ears, the Alocasia macrorrhiza spans up to 4.5 metres in height and 2.4 metres in spread. With such a large presence, the Alocasia macrorrhiza fits as an amazing ornamental plant for your garden and can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Featuring big, green leaves in rosette arrangements, the Alocasia macrorrhiza can definitely leave a good impression in your plant collection.

4. Alocasia Reginula ‘Black Velvet’

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An exotic plant with silver veins that contrasts beautifully with the dark and velvety heart-shaped leaves, the Black Velvet is known to span 40 centimetres in height and 25 centimetres in spread. Commonly known as the giant taro or upright elephant ears, the Alocasia macrorrhizos spans up to 4.5 metres in height and 2.4 metres in spread. With such a unique look, the Black velvet fits in nicely with any aesthetic and is commonly used in terrariums.

5. Alocasia Cuprea ‘Red Secret’

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Known for its extraordinary foliage, the Alocasia cuprea has a metallic shine that makes the variety look glossy and spans up to 1.2 metres in height and 0.5 metres in spread. As if things could be more aesthetically pleasing, the plant also boasts dark red leaves with black markings, making it a dramatic and fun plant to have in any plant collection.

6. Alocasia Micholitziana ‘Frydek’

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A rare and awe-inspiring plant, the Alocasia micholitiziana has sharp, white veins that contrasts nicely with iconic deep green arrow-head leaves and spans up to 1metre in height and 0.6 metres in spread. Known for its beautiful aesthetics, the Alocasia micholitziana also boasts soft, velvety leaf textures making it one of the staples in every house plant collection.

7. Alocasia zebrina

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An unassuming plant with large, arrow-shaped green leaves at first glance. However, what makes the Alocasia zebrina truly unique are the black and yellow zebra prints on its ornamental stems. If grown properly, the Alocasia zebrina spans up to 1 metre in height. Take note though, it might not be the easiest plant to care for!

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Darren T'ngDarren is the Founder of Porchbuds, a technology-enabled plants and gardening marketplace aiming to make the world a greener place.See More Articles By Darren T'ng