Alocasia iowii grows in the forests of Borneo. It has very decorative, sagittate, leathery leaves. They are coloured olive-green with prominent white stripes along the veins and a light band edging the margin; the underside is purplish-red.
Alocasia bambino tends to be very small only growing 1 foot tall with bright white veins and narrow long leaves. Grown as a house plant it is still very rarely seen on the market. In general, there are about 70 species of Alocasia distributed in Asia, Malaysia and New Guinea. They have been an ornamental feature of heated greenhouses for decades. They can be grown indoors in a plant-case or terrarium where they are provided with a more humid atmosphere and higher temperature.