Tacca chanterii "Bat Plant" 10"


The Tacca chanterii, or "Black Bat Plant" or "Black Bat Flower", has possibly the most wicked cool flowers ever.  Large black flowers that look like a bat in mid flight with long 'whiskers'. 

  • Humidity - high
  • Light - part sun to part shade
  • Soil - potting mix
  • Watering - even moisture

Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary. As will bloom state. 

Add a vessel: 6
Bau Pot warm gr...$105.00
Bau Pot dark gr...$105.00
Bau Pot cashmer...$105.00
Round Pot & Sau...$124.00
Round Pot & Sau...$124.00
Solid Cylinder ...$95.00

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. Printable Care Sheet


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