Evergreen, perennial herbaceous plants, cultivated for their large heart-shaped leaves. They grow in humus-rich, deep, moderately moist, well-drained soils and in part shade.
Latin name: Alocasia macrorrhiza
They are cultivated in containers, mostly indoors. Propagated by root cuttings.
Large green leaves, more than 1 meter (3 feet) long. Edible rhizome and shoots.