Herbaceous shrub, up to 2.5m height. Leaves very large, heart-shaped, silvery green sheen above, purplish veins on underside, prominent veins. Monoecious species (separate male and female flowers on same plant).Suitable for indoor landscaping. All parts of plant toxic upon ingestion, or may cause contact irritation.
Alocasia macrorrhizos is a species of flowering plant in the arum family (Araceae) that it is native to rainforests of Island Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and Queensland and has long been cultivated in the Philippines, many Pacific islands, and elsewhere in the tropics. Common names include giant taro, ʻape, giant alocasia, biga, and pia. In Australia it is known as the cunjevoi (a term which also refers to a marine animal).