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Black Bat Flower

Strange and appealling with near-black blooms
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Black Bat Flower

Strange and appealling with near-black blooms
Go batty with this unusual and appealing flower. Black Bat Flower is a tropical member of the yam family, featuring near-black flowers with unique form topping tall stems. Each flower features white "whiskers" dangling up to 12 inches from the face of the flower, and purple-black, leaflike bracts that look a bit like bats' wings. You may see a Halloween cat or a wide-eyed bat in the form of this weird and wonderful plant.
Keep in mind that Black Bat Flower is native to a warm, tropical locale, and requires a hot and humid growing climate. If planted outdoors or in a patio pot, keep this plant well-watered, and pull the plant inside in winter.
  • Zone 4-10
  • Height 24 - 36 inches
  • Bloom Time August through September
  • Light Requirements Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Ship As 8-12 CM BULB
We ship this item in Spring. Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR
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  • Botanical Name:

    Tacca chantieri 'Black'

  • Height: 24 - 36 inches
  • Ship As: 8-12 CM BULB
  • Lift In Fall: 4- 9
  • Spacing: 36 - 48 inches
  • Spread: 36 - 48 inches
  • Light Requirements: Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Color: Green, Purple, Black
  • Foliage Type: Lush green, crinkled foliage is shiny.
  • Bloom Time: August through September
  • Flower Form: 8" flowers have a winglike form. Curious, 12" long trailing "whiskers" (bracts) provide the plant with an appealing sense of movement. Multiple flowers atop the 24-36" plant.
  • Planting Instructions: Well-aerated soil in a clay pot helps to ensure healthy roots
  • Soil Requirements: Good potting soil if in containers. Well drained soil
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Pruning: none required
  • Winter Care: This is a houseplant. Must be brought indoors in cooler zones.
  • Additional Information: Summer patio plant. Regular water and misting needed. Must be brought indoors for winter zones 9 and colder.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR



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