Tacca chantrierii alba- White Bat Plant seeds x 30


Unusual Flowers Tropical/Subtropical Protected or Indoors

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White Bat Plant

Tacca chantrierii alba

(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List)

This plant is a native of tropical Thailand, Burma and India so a warm, shady position is a must. In tropical and sub-tropical areas it can be grown in the garden given the right conditions. Further south than Coffs Harbour it will require protection from the elements, either in a greenhouse or indoors.
The black flower is most unusual. It is a complex flower having broad bat-like wings surrounding the ‘business’ part of the flower from which long, drooping, black ‘whiskers’ arise. There is also a white form seen occasionally.
Not one for the beginner, as this plant will only perform if you give it what it requires. Otherwise, it will slowly lose vigour and finally succumb.

Offered as a packet of approx. 30 seeds with grownotes.


All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Item specifics

Plant Habit: Perennial Plant Common Name: White Bat Plant
Climate:  Mediterranea, Temperate, Sub-Tropical, Tropical Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Shade Watering: Medium
Genus Tacca Type: Sheltered Position or Indoors
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: chantierii alba Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): Fruit No


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