Bat Flower 4" Pot
Bat Flower 4" Pot
Scott's Nursery Ltd.

Bat Flower 4" Pot

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Tacca chantrieri has large dark green leaves, resembling that of a peace lily, but the flowers are a showstopper with 2 purple bracts on top and numerous long threadlike bracteoles that hang underneath. Bat flowers will start to bloom once the plant has at least 2 leaves. It can flower several times in one season. After blooming do not remove spent flowers, it is best to let them decline naturally. Bat flower likes to be planted in a wide, shallow pot with very rich and well-draining potting soil. It prefers a potting media that contains 50% pine bark, 40% peat moss, and 10% sand, or similar combinations. They do not like to be root bound and should be repotted yearly after blooming but before new leaves emerge, to give it fresh soil. Feed monthly with an orchid fertilizer. 

Lighting: When growing the Bat Flower indoors, give it a northern, eastern, or western partial shade exposure. They do not like direct sunlight.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Watering can be reduced somewhat during the winter months.

Humidity: Provide at least 50% humidity.