By Andrew Britten, ForemostCo®, Inc.

From houseplant to the garden, alocasia and colocasia varieties bring a tropical touch to any application. Growing up in Maryland, nothing screamed tropical more than a plant with large leaves. It didn’t take long for me to quickly fall in love with alocasia and colocasia. Now that I live in Miami, they are a happy addition to my collection of plants in the yard. Coming from the same family of Araceae, they have many different shapes, sizes and colors. They are both herbaceous perennials with a large corm on or just below the soil line. From houseplant to combination pot to specimen in the garden, you can probably find one of these to suit your needs

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