Tropical plants in the Alocasia genus feature stunning foliage that can become the centerpiece of a garden or room. In the right conditions, they can grow very fast, but they are also sensitive plants. Alocasia grows well in containers; they can thrive outdoors in the summertime and then be brought indoors to overwinter. Some species are considered invasive, especially along the gulf coast of the United States. Thus, verify with your local municipality before planting this species outdoors. If you have children or pets, you might want to avoid these plants because the leaves are toxic to humans and animals.