Alocasia 'Regal Shields' or Elephant Ear 'Regal Shields' is a perennial flowering plant from the family Araceae. It has large, almost black velvety leaves with a soothing maroon underside on thick, green stalks.
Tropical plants in the Alocasia genus feature stunning foliage that can become the centerpiece of a garden or room. In the right conditions, they can grow very fast, but they are also sensitive plants. Alocasia grows well in big pots; they can thrive in the summertime and then be brought indoors in the winter. If you have children or pets, you may want to avoid these plants as the leaves are toxic to humans and animals.