Alocasia x amazonica
This stunner of a plant is also know as an
Amazonian elephant's ear, African mask, Shield plant and Polly plant. I have to admit, I wasn't keen on it at first but the glorious contrasting leaves and interesting texture has made ma come around and now I really really like it.
This plant does not occur naturally but is rather an artificially created hybrid between Alocasialongiloba X Alocasia sanderiana.
It does not like direct sunlight so keep it away from windows. This plant likes water - lots in the summer though beware of soggy soil. It is a tropical plant so will love an occasional misting and a warm place to live.