Alocasia zebrina is an Alocasia which is superb as an exotic house plant. The Alocasia has two striking black-and-white leaf stalks which resemble the patterns of a zebra. It has a small dark-green arrow-shaped leaf.
The alocasia zebrina owes its name to the unique – and eye-catching – yellow and black zebra print-esque markings found on its stems that contrast with its lush green leaves. Its leaves are in fact believed to mirror the floppy ears of an elephant – hence the alocasia zebrina’s other name, ‘elephant ear’. Its leaves are as fascinating as its stems, thanks to their funnel-like concavity, and pronounced veins that are not unlike those seen on a human body. Originally from Southeast Asia, the exotic alocasia zebrina is familiar with the rainforest floor – meaning it loves a moist, humid environment – and its large leaves will follow the path of light (so be sure to rotate yours once in while).