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.
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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