4" Alocasia sarian
Bright indirect light
Water when soil is mostly dry
Alocasia sarian is an especially interesting species of elephant ear of unknown parentage. Some believe this is a hybrid with Alocasia Zebrina as there are striking similarities.
Alocasia sarian can grow quite tall, upwards of 8-10' if given the right growing conditions. If kept as an indoor plant, it is unlikely that your plant will grow to that height.
Taking care of your new Alocasia is fairly simple. Alocasia Sarian prefer a very well draining soil rich in organic matter. It's very important to allow your new plant to dry out between watering as they do not enjoy sitting in water. This particular species enjoys above average humidity, but will do just fine as an indoor plant.
Alocasia is a genus of plants in the Aroid family native to many parts of Asia including but not limited to Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia.
There are at least 90 officially recognized Alocasia species, with more discovered and properly named every year. Alocasia come in all sizes, from small to large. Jewel types like Black Velvet tend to stay on the bushier, more compact side.
Alocasia are rhizomatous or tuberous and self reproduce from corms.
Alocasia can go dormant during the cooler months, so try to provide your plant with temperatures above 50deg to ensure that they stay happy and healthy during this period.