BIGGER THAN YOUR CAR
Giant "elephant ears" plants
can easily get bigger than you,
bigger than your car.
The warmer the temperature,
the faster the "ears" grow.
And these giants can easily reach 8-ft tall!
The bulbs of this tropical plant
have long been used to produce the traditional
Polynesian (and Hawaiian) food staple, poi.
The roots are pounded and boiled to make this creamy starch.
If you've ever been to an authentic luau
no doubt you've been offered
"two fingers of poi".
Looks yummy, doesn't it?
(...er, maybe not.)