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Tacca Black - Black Bat Plant

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Tacca | Bat Flower | Bat Plant | Tacca Chantrieri | Black Bat Flower
Tacca chantrieri – the black bat flower, is the wildly exotic cousin of the humble yam. Only superlatives come to mind for describing this extraordinary plant. Let’s begin with the wide, emerald green foliage that quickly gives a lush, tropical flair. The leaves resemble those of a peace lily, or spathiphyllum – until they flower! Then the spectacular blooms develop, with enormous, upright bracts in a shade of purple so deep and dusky it is nearly black. These bracts flare wide, looking like a bat in flight, while trailing many “whiskers” that hang from 10-28 inches long! Simply incredible!

This wondrous plant grows and blooms rapidly in conditions as similar as possible to its native rain forest understory. In a shady location, provide rich, loose soil and keep it moist throughout the active growing season. Though tacca remain evergreen, back off on the water a bit in winter, allowing the soil to dry between waterings. Tacca thrive in warm, humid conditions and must be protected from wind. Surprisingly happy indoors in containers, tacca do need you to increase the humidity with pebble trays and frequent misting above the leaves.

This sensational plant is well worth the extra bit of care it requires to dazzle!

Tacca will be shipped immediately via US Mail from mid-February on. Pot it up when it arrives to get a head start on those dramatic leaves and blooms!

Sku: 17001-01

Includes: 1 large tacca rhizome

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  • Common Name:

    Black Tacca, Black bat Flower, Black Bat Plant

    Botanical Name:

    Tacca chanterii

    Exposure:

    Bright to medium shade, protect from full sun, can be grown indoors

    Hardiness:

    Zones 10-11, damaged at 40 degrees, grow indoors anywhere

    Height:

    up to 36 inches

    Color:

    broad tropical green leaves topped with deep purple, nearly black blooms - extraordinary

    Bloom Season:

    Generous blooming spring through summer

    Bulb/Plant Size:

    4-5" rhizome

    Number:

    1 large tacca rhizome

 

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  • True to name.
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  • Disease and pest free.
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  • Supported by detailed planting instructions.

Some of the bulbs, perennials and potted plants we offer are easier to grow than others. Every plant is a weed somewhere on earth and will be native in one of the endless micro climates, making that plant incredibly easy to grow. Because of the differing gardening conditions, we cannot be assured that Mother Nature will treat them perfectly. We make every attempt to educate our customer on how to succeed with our extensive growing instructions on our website. We can’t guarantee that you won’t get weeks of cold rain just after your spring planting, and then a freeze. The same goes for record heat, pests, etc. These things aren’t the fault of the plants and we don’t replace plants that are lost for reasons out of our control. For greatest success, please open the package immediately, inspect your purchase, and read our detailed growing guides. This is critical to robust plants that flower with profusion!

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Customers who report damage or viability concerns within 7 days of receiving their order are eligible for free replacements at the discretion of our horticulture expert. To receive free replacements, please contact our service team with your order number, photo of the item(s), SKU #, and brief description of your concern.

Subject to availability, customers inside the 90 day window of receiving their order may request replacements. We will happily cover the cost of replacements; we only ask that the customer covers the shipping cost associated with the replacement shipment.

 

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