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Botanical Name Alocasia
Common Name Alocasia, elephant ears, African mask
Plant Type Tropical plant grown as a houseplant in non-tropical climates
Mature Size 2–15 feet in height; 2–8 feet in spread (depends on species and variety)
Sun Exposure Bright indirect light indoors; part shade outdoors
Soil Type Loose, well-draining  potting mix or crumbly loam
Soil pH 5.5 to 6.5 (slightly acidic)
Bloom Time Spring and summer
Flower Color Light butter-yellow (flowers are not showy)
Hardiness Zones 10–11 (often grown as a houseplant)
Native Areas Tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, eastern Australia
Toxicity Many species are highly toxic to humans and pets