Plant Food (ひとくいばな ちたい lit. Man-eating Flower Zone in Japanese) is the eleventh level and is the first level of the third warp room in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remaster of the second game. It is the third and final stream-themed level in the game. Similarly to Hang Eight, there's a time challenge after reaching the first checkpoint. If the player completes the level before time runs out, they will acquire the yellow gem. At least one Aku Aku is required to complete the time challenge, as there is a narrow passage with Venus Fly Traps near the end of the level, where Crash cannot avoid taking damage. It is also the third level in which Crash rides the jet board.

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Translation of Aku Aku Hints in the Japanese Version


  • The level's name could mean that since Crash gets eaten by plants, he is "plant food". Either that or because of the fact that this level is chock full of plants.
  • This is the only stream-themed level in the game that has a Nitro Switch Crate on the main path.


  • Sometimes, the time trial will not start upon reaching the first checkpoint. To fix this, the player must exit the level and then reload the file.
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