This is a species of Elephant Ear Alocasia. Some feel it comes from the island of New Guinea but others feel that it is a hybrid of unknown origin. The reason I mention it is because it is known to be quite cold hardy, perhaps even adaptable to growing zone 7B. It is a small plant, typically under 3 feet. The leaves are smaller than many other Elephant Ear Plants. The dorsal side of the leaves are green (sometimes black-green) while the underside is purple-black. It prefers to stay dry in the winter when cold and likes filtered light. It is a nice companion plant for any garden. Cold tolerance is easily into the upper twenties F. Shown below are good sized 5 gallon with multiple stems. Of note, some are using this species as an interior plant.
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