Taro: The vegetable that could feed a small village

OK – I have a new appreciation for taro Colocasia esculenta. I had no idea they could get that big.

Somehow found myself checking out Scot Nelson’s photos on Flickr – I don’t know how, it’s the internet, it does these things. I was quite taken by Some important plants of Hawaii and just smitten with his snaps of Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Papaikou. And maybe a little grossed out by some of his other images. Man, I wanna go to Hawaii. Oh how I’d love to move there and do plant science at University of Manoa. Sigh…


  1. Wow! that’s massive. Congratulations! You must have green fingers! I heard taro plant can be poisonous. Is it true? Anyone knows? Can I grown taro in a pot?