Alocasia – Jewel Alocasia

The Alocasia “Jewel” plant, native to Asia, and is also called an Alocasia Nebula. Alocasia plants have large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves with wavy edges.  If you are searching for a dramatic, very different looking plant that can be as small as 6″ or as tall as a tree, an alocasia plant is a great choice. Alocasia plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in my book Don’t Feed me to Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.  These plants do require extra care and attention in order to stay looking good. Proper watering and high humidity help an Alocasia plant grow faster and not drop leaves.