Do you know there are many alocasia varieties that can grow in water? Get inspired and grow an elephant ear this easy way.
These alocasias in water will surely give you new ideas on how to showcase them in decorative glasses, vases, and bowlsl!
Can Alocasia Grow in Water?
Of course, you can grow alocasia in water. It’s a super easy way to multiply and display different alocasia varieties; you can do it with pups or offsets that emerge around the mother plant.
Learn about Growing Alocasia in Water here
Different Alocasias in Water
1. Green Velvet Alocacia
Botanical Name: Alocasia micholitziana
With its velvety emerald green leaves and bold white veins, the Green Velvet Alocasia is a wonderful choice.
2. Elephant Ear Alocasia
Botanical Name: Alocasia acuminata
Growing Elephant ears in water will allow you to flaunt its large, arrow-shaped leaves and its amazing root structure – just put it in a clear pot.
Learn about Growing Elephant Ear Plant Indoors here
3. Zebra Alocacia
Botanical Name: Alocasia zebrina
The Zebra Alocasia has dark green leaves and long stems adorned with bold white veins resembling zebra stripes, giving it the name.
4. Alocasia odora
Botanical Name: Alocasia odora
Known for its large, heart-shaped leaves, the Alocasia odora commands attention in any water garden. Its glossy, deep green foliage gives off a lush and tropical vibe.
Here is our Alocasia odora Care and Growing Guide
5. Alocasia boyceana
Botanical Name: Alocasia boyceana
The Alocasia boyceana has elongated, pointy, heart-shaped leaves of a glossy and vibrant green color that steal the show.
6. Alocasia Stingray
Botanical Name: Alocasia macrorrhiza ‘Stingray’
Alocasia Stingray is named for its unique leaf shape of elongated, pointed leaves that look like the graceful wings of a stingray.
Here is How to Grow Elephant Ear Stingray
7. Alocasia’ Baby Ray’
Botanical Name: Alocasia macrorrhiza ‘Baby Ray’
Alocasia ‘Baby Ray’ is a compact and adorable variety of Alocasia that has petite, arrowhead-shaped leaves.
8. Sander’s Alocasia
Botanical Name: Alocasia sanderiana
Alocasia sanderiana is commonly known as the Kris Plant or Jewel Alocasia because its dark green leaves resemble the deep color of jewels.
9. Alocasia longiloba
Botanical Name: Alocasia longiloba
Alocasia longiloba is a true Alocasia specimen with long and slender leaves that have a unique crushed/ crumpled appearance.
10. Alocasia ‘Portadora’
Botanical Name: Alocasia ‘Portora’
Observing different Alocasias in water will show you the beautiful colors and patterns they come in, from deep emerald greens to lighter ones.
11. Zebrina Alocasia Variegated
Botanical Name: Alocasia zebrina variegated
This unique Alocasia cultivar has lovely variegated stems of dark green covered in dull white patterns.
12. Alocasia amazonica
Botanical Name: Alocasia amazonica
Also known as the African Mask plant, Alocasia amazonica has glossy leaves like other Alocasias in water. But its crumpled leaf texture is unique.
13. Alocasia reginae
Botanical Name: Alocasia reginae
This small Alocasia has soft leaves of a silver-green hue with darker veins and curved leaf edges.
14. Giant Taro
Botanical Name: Alocasia macrorrhiza
Giant Taro is hands-down the best Alocasia variety for water due to its clear white, dense roots and growth habit.
15. Alocasia heterophylla
Botanical Name: Alocasia heterophylla
Alocasia in water allows you to admire the pretty leaves of the plant without any distractions. Just look at this Alocasia heterophylla.
16. Black Velvet
Botanical Name: Alocasia reginula
This Alocasia variety is named Black Velvet as it has velvety, dark green leaves that appear almost black.
17. Alocasia Pink Dragon
Botanical Name: Alocasia lowii ‘Morocco’
A nice Alocasia cultivar, Pink Dragon has large, heart-shaped leaves with a pink-peach hue and light green stems.
18. Alocasia mojito
Botanical Name: Alocasia mojito
Alocasia mojito has leaves in a light shade of green with a marbled pattern on it of dark green and sometimes white.
19. Alocasia melo
Botanical Name: Alocasia melo
You’ll love the Alocasia melo for its lush, glossy, velvety, green leaves with deep textures over the veins.
20. Alocasia frydek
Botanical Name: Alocasia frydek
If you love emerald hues, you can go with Alocasia frydek. It has velvety, emerald-green leaves that are silvery-white at the bottom.
Check out Alocasia Frydek Care and Growing Guide here
21. Alocasia Dragon Scale Variegated
Botanical Name: Alocasia baginda
This Alocasia cultivar is an absolute beauty with dark green leaves covered in variegated patterns of cream splashes.
22. Alocasia rugosa
Botanical Name: Alocasia rugosa
There’s something about Alocasia rugosa that will pull you. It has a rugged appearance with round edges and deep grooves.
23. Alocasia cuprea
Botanical Name: Alocasia cuprea
This light green Alocasia has a metallic sheen and a bit darker color on the veins that make it stand out.
24. Alocasia Jacklyn
Botanical Name: Alocasia sulawesi
Alocasia Jacklyn also has large, glossy, arrowhead-shaped leaves in deep green color but the leaves are not straight – their edges are curved.
25. New Guinea Shield
Botanical Name: Alocasia wentii
It might remind you of the rugosa variety, but it has darker grooves and a silvery sheen that makes it look like it was painted by an artist.
26. Chinese Taro
Botanical Name: Alocasia cucullata
It’s amazing how you can grow such a magnificent plant with long stems and large leaves in a jar of water. Why not try it?