Bat Plant - Tacca

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Ghoulish, whiskery bat flower plants are THE plant to add to tropical gardens for extra wow! They're happy in pots too. Give them plenty of filtered light, free draining soil and watch them unfold to deep burgundy-black bat-like flowers.

Tacca chantrieri- bat plant, black batflower

APPEARANCE : Tropical plant with lush foliage and unique bat-like black flowers. Leaves are large and decorative
USES: Plant as a feature or container plant in a shady spot, watch in awe as the bat flower's wings unfold. A perfect choice for tropical style gardens
CLIMATE : Frost tender - these are tropical rainforest plants which need warmth and humidity to thrive
PLANTING: Plant in a shaded location with indirect sunlight. Bat plants need free draining soil, add a handful of sand if planting in garden beds and be sure to check that pots have good drainage.
CARE: Water regularly during the first 12 weeks or until the plant is established. Feed twice yearly using fertiliser for acid loving plants such as azalea or camellia. Apply liquid fertiliser every 2-4 weeks for best results. Pruning isn't required, simply remove the old leaves for a quick tidy up. Bat plants thrive in humid conditions, spritz indoor plants with water to keep them looking their best. Foliage may die back during the cooler months when plants become dormant. Bat plants love plenty of room so yearly re-potting is needed. It's a great time to remove young plants which have sprouted, pop them in a pot & share with the neighbours.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 0.6-1m H x up to 1m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
What is tubestock?

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