Alocasia is a genus of flowering plants in the arum family, Araceae. The plants are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, the Americas, and Australia. Alocasia plants are known for their large, glossy, green leaves that are often arrow or shield-shaped. The leaves are typically borne on long stalks and can be found in a variety of sizes and shapes, depending on the species. Some species of Alocasia also have showy, fragrant flowers that are produced on spathes. Alocasia plants are popular ornamental plants in gardens and indoor spaces due to their attractive foliage and ability to tolerate low light conditions.