Alocasia Polly has glossy, dark green leaves shaped like scalloped arrows. Along with its nickname Polly it is also commonly called polly african mask, elephants ear or Amazon taro. It thrives in warm temperatures and constant humidity. Place in full to moderate shade. Protect from full sun as harsh rays will scorch the plant. Place it in a well drained pot. Do not use cold tap water, distilled water is preferred.