The genus Alocasia contains 79 plants, many of which can be grown in the home. Their worldwide popularity is due to the large, unusual leaves and attractive colors. And as if their natural wasn’t enough, nowadays there are also many different man-made cultivars and varieties of Alocasia out there. In the wild, Alocasia plants are mostly native to southeast Asia, where they grow in (sub)tropical areas. Found on forest floors, they grow a lot larger in their natural habitat than in our home, with some species reaching massive adult sizes.