Alocasia Macrorrhiza Stingray also known as Elephant Ear is an evergreen, this ornamental houseplant makes a wonderful addition to your home with its heart shaped glossy green foliage. It is fast growing, likes a shady area with plenty of light but not direct sunlight. Keep the soil moist with warm water, do not allow the soil to dry out, little and often is the best approach. Alocasia have a dormant period where the leaves will fade and die, this is normal, during this period plants will require less water, so simply moisten the soil from time to time. It originates from the tropics of Asia and like all tropical houseplants will provide a beneficial air-cleaning service and improve the environment in your home. These plants are harmful if eaten and can irritate the skin and eyes. Keep out of reach of children and animals.