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Black Bat Flower

A tropical plant with appealling, if unusual, flowers
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Black Bat Flower

A tropical plant with appealling, if unusual, flowers
  • Attention-grabbing houseplant or patio feature
  • Unique purple-black flowers
  • Long whiskers create vertical interest
Looking for something totally different and a little wild? Try this extraordinary and eccentric tropical flower, with a face that reminds visitors of a silky black cat or friendly bat. Blooming in... Read More »
  • Zone 4-10
  • Height 24 - 36 inches
  • Flowering Date August through September
  • Sun Exposure Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Ship As 8-12 CM BULB
Availability: In Stock
SKU: #88120
Black Bat Flower
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Product Description

Looking for something totally different and a little wild? Try this extraordinary and eccentric tropical flower, with a face that reminds visitors of a silky black cat or friendly bat. Blooming in late summer through fall, the Black Bat Flower is a member of the yam family, producing tall foliage and upright stalks topped with unusual flowers. Each near-black bloom produces long bracteoles that look like cats' whiskers, as well as purple-black, wing-like hanging bracts. Keep in mind that this tropical plant performs best in warm, humid locales. It must be lifted in winter, except in Zone 9 or warmer, and requires lots of humidity. If planted outdoors or in a patio pot, keep this plant well-watered, and consider using a humidifier if you're working indoors. Tacca chantieri 'Black'

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:

    Tacca chantieri 'Black'
  • Form: Tuberous bulb
  • Sun Exposure: Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Height/Habit: 24 - 36 inches
  • Spread: 36 - 48 inches
  • Spacing: 36 - 48 inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-10
  • Flowering Date: August through September
  • Planting Instructions: Well-aerated soil in a clay pot helps to ensure healthy roots
  • Winter Care: This is a houseplant. Must be brought indoors in cooler zones.
  • Shipped: 8-12 CM BULB
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Shipping Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: Green, Purple, Black
  • 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.
  • Lift Zone: 4- 9
  • Foliage Type: Lush green, crinkled foliage is shiny.
  • Pruning: none required
  • Soil Requirement: Good potting soil if in containers. Well drained soil
  • Watering Requirement: Moist, well draining soil. Water consistently in summer.
  • Additional Information: Summer patio plant. Regular water and misting needed. Must be brought indoors for winter zones 9 and colder.
  • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

Shipping

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2023 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Temperature Sensitive Plants
1A-3B 5/5/23 - 6/2/23
4A-4B 5/5/23 - 6/2/23
5A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23
5B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23
6A 4/27/23 - 6/2/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23
7A 4/13/23 - 6/2/23
7B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
8A & 8B 4/3/23 - 6/2/23
9A - 10B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23
Last Order Date All Zones: 5/29/23

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