Incredible bat-like flowers with long whiskers. Tacca integrifolia is a super botanically intriguing oddball.
The most impressive of all the Taccas. This monster can reach a height of over 1.75 m tall. The white flower bracts with purple lines can measure 30 cm across. The most amazing part is the many whiskers which can be more than 1 m long. No wonder it’s called the “Devil’s Whiskers”. A “must have” for those who love the botanically intriguing and have a bit of space to overwinter indoors.
Common Name: White Bat Plant
Family: Taccaceae (The Bat Plant Family)
Zone Hardiness: 11
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia
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