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Black Bat Flower - Live Starter Plants in 2 Inch Pots - Tacca Chantrieri - Not in Bloom When Shipped - Extremely Rare and Exotic Flowering Plant

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    While this is a fairly tropical plant, it does well in some parts of the United States and can be grown successfully in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and parts of California, wherever there is a moist, warm environment. The bat flower requires warm temperatures but prefers a shady location. Plant it where it receives indirect light, on the north side of a house, preferably in a setting with additional tropical understory plants. Bat flower needs a rich, well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter. Amending soil with peat moss, pine bark, and compost may prove necessary to increase drainage. For container growing, use a rich potting medium with 50 percent soil, 40 percent amendments and 10 percent perlite for good drainage. After planting, keep the soil moist and water consistently. Bat flowers should not be allowed to dry out for too long, but make sure the planting location has good drainage. Because bat flowers are semi-tropical plants, they do not tolerate cold temperatures. If the temperature goes below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, bat flowers can die. They are happiest when the temperature is between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • Exotic Elegance in Your Garden: Elevate your garden's allure with the captivating beauty of the Black Bat Flower, also known as Tacca chantrieri. This unique plant boasts an otherworldly appearance, resembling a bat in flight with its wing-shaped bracts and intriguing seed pods. A true conversation starter, it adds an exotic touch that's both unusual and unforgettable.
    • Mysterious Colors: Delve into the mysterious allure of the Black Bat Flower's dark dusky color palette. Ranging from maroon to deep purple, its petals evoke the enigma of the night.
    • Cherish the Blooms, Indoors and Out: Witness the bat flower's captivating transformation from late spring through early fall. Marvel at its persistent blooms, as new ones emerge repeatedly during the season. Whether gracing your outdoor landscape or adorning indoor spaces near a window, the Black Bat Flower brings its unique charm wherever it grows.
    • Thriving in Tropical Splendor: Provide a warm, moist microclimate to pamper this delicate wonder and watch it thrive.
    • Nurturing Care for Lasting Beauty: Embrace the art of nurturing as you cultivate the Black Bat Flower. Plant it where it can bask in partial sun to dappled shade, allowing it to flourish under the tender touch of indirect light. Nurture it with rich, well-drained soil and a consistent watering regimen, ensuring it never dries out. Let it revel in temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, offering the humidity it craves for optimal growth.

    1. Warranty

    All Wekiva Foliage plants come with a 30 day warranty. If your plant is damaged during delivery, please contact us within 48 hours.

    2. Shipping Restrictions

    Unfortunately we are unable to ship plants to CA, AZ, HI, and PR.

    3. Weather Advisory

    Please be aware of extreme cold or hot weather at the time of purchase. We ask that customers take responsibility for products ordered during extreme weather events.

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    Over 50 Years In The Foliage Industry

    Wekiva Foliage is located in the heart of Wekiva Springs in Apopka, Florida. We have been specializing in growing landscape and indoor plants for over 20 years and have been in the foliage industry for over 50 years.


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