It belongs to a genus of many species, originating from tropical forests. A. ‘portodora’ is a cultivar that resulted from the crossing between two other alocasias. Because of the shape of its leaves, the plant is also known as elephant ear. It has arrow-shaped leaves, with wavy, bright and green edges all year round. In winter the alocasias tend to enter a dormancy period, but return to produce leaves as soon as spring arrives!