Tacca Chantrieri (Black Bat Flower) 200mm


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Tacca Chantrieri often referred to as the ‘Black Bat Plant’, or ‘Black Bat Flower’, is a variety of Tacca that boasts dark, almost black flowers. As the name suggests, the flowers on this stunning plant resemble a bat in flight, with velvety, wing-like petals. The Tacca chantrieri (Black Bat Plant) is an unusual but striking flowering plant in the Yam family.


Typical height : 0.5-1m
Growth form : It is a herb up to 1 m tall, consisting of a horizontally-growing stem (rhizome) from which up to 13 long-stalked leaves arise.
Plant shape : Shrubby, Irregular
Plant Growth Form : Herbaceous Plant, Creeper

Light preference : Full shade / Semi-shade
Water preference : Lots of water
Maintenance requirements : Moderate

Native habitat : South East Asia
Preferred climate zone : Tropical, Sub-Tropical

[ Soil ] : Well drained, peaty soil in a bright but diffused light location.
Keep moist in warmer seasons, but avoid water logging or rot will set in


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