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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Elephant Ears


I am not really sure of the name of this plant here in the US but in the Philippines, we call this Gabi or Taro.  I heard somebody call this elephant ears plant over here. Over  in my country, we ate this as vegetable but over here, they plant is as ornamental.  The shape of it's leaves looks like a heart.  I bought this at the oriental store for me to cook but then I forgot and it grew so I planted it.  I brought it inside the house so it won't die from cold outside.
  

28 comments:

  1. It does seem as if the elephant is trying to hide behind the curtain, but cannot as his ears are just a little too big...

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  2. Great shadow shot for the day, Rose! And they do look like elephant ears! I love them! Can't think of the name of the plant here in the US -- having a senior moment undoubtedly!! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. I've never heard of elephant ear plants...I do know of a tasty desert called elephant ears though! Cool ShadowShots. Have a great weekend.

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  4. hhehehe...sa atin parang kinakain natin lahat....buti tumubo sya sis ano...galing naman!

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  5. Here in Edmonton it is known as both taro and elephant ears. However, we have a few different plants referred to as elephant ears.

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  6. What a fun shadow shot; your plant really did grow!

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  7. hahahaha..sabi ko na nga ba eh, gabi yan..lagyan ng gata ng niyog na may sili at karne...yummmmm sarapppp pero dyna ornament nyahhahaha patawa..

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  8. agree ky bayot. parang gulay sa atin yan lol

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  9. They're cool shots! I didn't know that plant was Taro. Learn something new everyday :)

    Have a great week!

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  10. wow, malamig na talaga jan sis? baka ibang taro yan, kasi iba iba variety ng gabi or taro.. yan na miss ko tuloy laing.. sana maka pag luto din ako nito for FTF..

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  11. The shadows actually look like elephant ears! Great post for the week!

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  12. Wonderful shadow shots.
    Wish you Happy Deepavali.

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  13. I never know how this plant is called either, but the shot is just lovely!

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  14. what lovely shadows, and a lovely plant!

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  15. Those are great shots, Rose! Yes, I think you are right. I have also a plant like that and my friend called it elephant ears.

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  16. Interesting. I wonder if this Taro is the same from which is made the Taro flavor for milk shakes?

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  17. Masarap yan gataan tapos maanghang!

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  18. masarap yan ginatan, laing ata tawag doon. :)

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  19. Delightful shadows, very artistic!

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  20. Love the pics. I used to have similar house plant - it had similar green leaves with white polka dot spots on them. Also little pink flowers. We used to call it the 'elephant ears' plant. I think it was some sort of begonia.

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  21. Love the pics. I used to have similar house plant - it had similar green leaves with white polka dot spots on them. Also little pink flowers. We used to call it the 'elephant ears' plant. I think it was some sort of begonia.

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  22. OO nga ano?

    That is taro here in Europe. GAbi with coconut milk with daing or something? Naks! tulo laway ko.

    I mean am drooling while thinking of the taro recipe where we have in Phils.

    Fun that it grew.

    Hope everybodys in the best of everything, dear Kabayan.

    Hugs & ingat lagi,
    Greetings from freezing Stockholm,
    /chie

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  23. I like the foliage of those plants. :)

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  24. Naalala ko tuloy yung laing. It is my fondest dream to go to your home town of Donsol to see the world famous butanding or whale sharks as I also indulge in deep sea fishing and to taste your own version of laing and Bicol Express. I just hope Rylie and EJ will not be too grown up by then. Gusto ko kasi eh yung cute kids pa sila kapag nagkita kita kami. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

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