Alocasia are distinctly bold and exotic looking. Hailing from tropical and subtropical Asia to Eastern Australia, Alocasia are becoming increasingly popular as houseplants. They also make a dramatic addition to the warm season garden as container plants, or if space allows, plant in the ground. Alocasia planted in ground tend to grow larger than those in containers as their roots have greater access to space, moisture, and nutrients.A mutation of the species Alocasia sarawakensis, ‘Yucatan Princess’ produces glossy, patent leather-like leaves held high on strong, sturdy, stems reaching 8’ tall and 5’ wide. While a “princess” in name, she doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight with others and mixes well with other annuals, perennials, and tropical plants.