Elephant's Ear Photos

Elephant's Ear Overview

This plant grows large, up to 3 feet (0.9 m) long leaves on waist-high stem, hence its name elephant ear. It thrives in moist, wind-protected gulches. Elephant's Ear is a native of India and Sri Lanka. Polynesian navigators brought this plant with them wherever they traveled. Its stem can be baked and eaten when no other foods are available.