Tacca - “Bat Flower”

There are about a dozen species of Tacca, most commonly. T. chantrieri (black / brown flower) and T. integrifolia (white flower).

Light: Tacca are tropical understory plants and should be kept out of direct sunlight. Growing indoors, however, brighter is always better.

Water: With a well-draining soil mix, provide even, damp moisture, but avoid any surplus or standing water. 

Environment: Humidity is preferred.

Toxicity: There is some mixed information so it may be best to consider this mildly toxic. 

Of Note:

To better your chances of producing the fabulous flower for which this plant is nicknamed, its great to let this plant spend the warm season outdoors in a shady location.

*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.