The Most Stunning Alocasia Varieties You Can Grow at Home

Alocasias are among the most beautiful and dramatic houseplants you can grow, giving your home a lush tropical jungle vibe with their large, glossy leaves.

But while most people might only know one or two types of Alocasia plants, there are actually hundreds of stunning cultivars in a range of colors, sizes, and shapes.

Here, I've narrowed it down to 23 Jewel Alocasia varieties that are worth the effort to grow indoors. Which one is your favorite?

Alocasia cuprea ‘Red Secret’


Young leaves emerge as coppery green with a pink sheen, and over time develop into a more saturated deep green while retaining that signature pink opalescence.


Alocasia amazonica ‘Bambino’

The plant grows up to 12 inches in height and width, with leaves that generally span 6 inches long and 2 inches broad. It’s the perfect plant for small spaces!


Alocasia micholitziana ‘Frydek’

This medium-sized variety (as far as Alocasia plants go) grows 2 to 3 feet tall when mature and is slightly narrower than it is tall. The leaves average 18 inches long when fully grown.


Alocasia reginula ‘Black Velvet’

Black Velvet Alocasia grows to about 12 inches tall and 18 inches wide, giving it a bushier appearance than other Alocasia types.


Alocasia baginda ‘Dragon Scale’

As one of the most stunning Jewel Alocasia varieties, ‘Dragon Scale’ boasts spectacular, silvery green leaves with deep green primary and secondary veins that resemble large scales (and are also slightly hardened like scales).

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