You'll never forget the first time you see a bat flower in full bloom! Tacca chantrieri is super botanically intriguing.
The incredibly weird 5-6 inch wide inflorescence arises during the summer from a rhizome bearing 3 to 4 shiny, ribbed, green leaves that are very ornamental. The plant grows to a height of about 50 cm tall. In colder climates they make excellent pot plants if planted indoors in well-drained loam. The long lasting inflorescence are also good as cut flowers. Taccas are also referred to as Devil’s Whiskers.
Common Name: Black Bat Flower
Family: Taccaceae (The Bat Plant Family)
Zone Hardiness: 11
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Black
Secondary Bloom Colour: Burgundy
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia
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