Hailing from Southeast Asia, this popular elephant’s ear (Alocasia Amazonica, part of the Alocasia genus) is sometimes called African Mask. It’s a hybrid that has become a fairly popular ornamental houseplant. A striking and beautiful houseplant, it is defined by its deep green leaves accentuated by whitish or light green veins. The leaves are roughly serrated, and in some cases, the leaf color appears as an almost purple-green. Leaf shapes range from wide hearts to slim arrowheads, with textures from slick and glossy to thick and waxy. It is a fleshy evergreen that grows from underground corms. These plants rarely bloom, however, and are grown primarily for their foliage.