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

Tacca chantrieri 'Green Isle'
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An unusual and rarely offered selection that has intriguing dusky green blooms with bat-like, long green tentacles. 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 cutflowers. Taccas are often referred to as Bat Flowers or Devil's Whiskers. Plant rhizomes upright, 75% buried in a sharply draining mix with lots of perlite.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Southeast Asia

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom ColourPurple 
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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