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Tacca chantrieri
Common Name: Black Bat Flower Family: Taccaceae (The Bat Plant Family)

Tacca chantrieri
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The incredibly weird 5-6 inch wide inflorescence arises during the summer from a rhizome bearing 3 to 4 shiny, ribbed, green leaves that are very ornamental. The plant grows to a height of about 50 cm tall. In colder climates they make excellent pot plants if planted indoors in well-drained loam. The long lasting inflorescence are also good as cut flowers. Taccas are also referred to as Devil's Whiskers.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Southeast Asia

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBlack 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone11  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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