Alocasia Portora

Also known as Elephant Ears, these large Alocasia leaves are arrow-shaped and point upward. These fast-growing, statement-making, tropical aroid species naturally grow large leaves to soak up the sun under rainforest canopies. You can grow alocasia outdoors, but they need warm and humid conditions that mimic their native habitats, that's why it's best to grow them in homes that can offer the temperatures and filtered light they need to thrive. Some enthusiasts move their alocasia houseplants outdoors during the warmer months and move them indoors when temperatures drop.

Toxic to Humans and Dogs


Botanical Name Ardisia humilis 
Common Name Jet Berry, Low Shoebutton
Plant Type Tropical, Foliage
Mature Size 92–10 ft. tall, 2-10 ft. spread (depends on species and variety)
Sun Exposure Indirect Light (Indoors) Part Shade (Outside)
Soil Type Moist but well-drained
Soil pH Acidic
Hardiness Zones 
Native Area Tropical regions of Asia
Pet-friendly? No