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. Even with a shorter growing season in northern climates, these plants can have rapid growth. In the warm summer months of the growing season, alocasia can produce a new leaf every week. Each new leaf may be twice the size of the previous week. The leaf shapes can vary from slim arrowheads to wide heart-shaped leaves. They have colorful veins and a variety of textures from thick, waxy, slick, and glossy.