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I hope this helps or at least gives you something to go on.From what I could see in the pictures this plant is one of the Alocasias. There are hundreds of different types of varieties of Alocasias and not always easy to determine the varieties especially when grown indoors. Alocasias have stiff petioles that extend into the leaf blade. The petiole connects to the leaf blade at the leaf notch. This usually results in horizontal leaf tips or leaf tips that point upward. Alocasias need soil that drains well and are prone to root rot if the conditions are too wet. Alocasias tend to have thicker leaves and the leaves can be be very glossy and shiny.
It is also possible that this could be one of the Colocasias. Colocasias connect to the leaf blade down a little bit from the leaf notch resulting in more downward pointing leaf tips. Colocasias thrive in wet soils or standing water. Colocasias tend to have thinner leaves.