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White Bat Flower

A work of art
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White Bat Flower

A work of art
  • Prefers low light, so it's an ideal houseplant
  • Conversation–starting summer patio feature
  • Extraordinary form and colors
You'll be hard–pressed to find a worthier conversation starter than the White Bat Flower. The form and coloration work together to make this plant unforgettable. The bracts, which are often... Read More »
  • Zone 4-10
  • Height 18 - 24 inches
  • Flowering Date Midsummer to Fall
  • Sun Exposure Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Ship As 8-12CM BULB
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SKU: #64330
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Product Description

You'll be hard–pressed to find a worthier conversation starter than the White Bat Flower. The form and coloration work together to make this plant unforgettable. The bracts, which are often compared to bat wings mid–flight, bear a lovely contrast between the cream color and dark veining. The willowy bracteoles hang down from the flower like vines, for a graceful silhouette. Between the strong lines on the bracts and the leaves, and the bracteoles arching down in between, the White Bat Flower looks almost like an art nouveau painting. It's truly one of a kind.

As an indoor plant, White Bat Flower is a huge asset. If you're not going for the jungle look, you're going to want a lot of interest out of the relatively few houseplants you have, and of course, this unique tropical plant is packed with character. Plus, as its native habitat is the deep understory of Asian rainforests, it requires very little light. It'll thrive in low light or full shade, so it's one houseplant you don't have to crowd around the window. You can bring it out as a patio container plant through summer. The crinkled leaves look tropical alone, joined by these unusual flowers around August and September. Just be sure to take it inside for winter if you're anywhere but zone 10, and you'll have years of fun with the White Bat Flower. Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:

    Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'
  • Form: Tuberous bulb
  • Sun Exposure: Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Height/Habit: 18 - 24 inches
  • Spread: 36 - 48 inches
  • Spacing: 36 - 48 inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-10
  • Flowering Date: Midsummer to Fall
  • Planting Instructions: Plant with fleshy bulb portion under the soil and top stalk-like portion above soil.
  • Winter Care: This is a houseplant. Must be brought indoors in cooler zones.
  • Shipped: 8-12CM BULB
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Shipping Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: Green, Purple, White
  • 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 18-24" plant.
  • Lift Zone: 4- 9
  • Foliage Type: Lush green crinkled foliage. Shiny foliage
  • 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


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
3A-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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