This flower is a type of orchid that looks like a flying bat in terms of its shape and color. As a native tropical flowery plant of asia these flowers grow wildly in southern china especially in yunnan province.
The black bat flower blooms throughout late spring and summer.
Bat flower plant. They are happiest when the temperature is between 70 and 80 degrees. It is commonly called the black bat flower. Since bat flowers are a semi tropical plant they do not withstand cold temperatures.
Black bat flowers are native to tropical parts of southeastern asia china thailand and burma. During winter hold off on watering and allow the plant to rest over winter. Tacca chantrieri is an unusual plant in that it has black flowers.
There are 10 species of bat flowers that differ in size color and type of habitat where they can be found. The genus tacca which includes the batflowers and arrowroot consists of flowering plants in the order dioscoreales native to tropical regions of south america africa australia southeast asia and various oceanic islands. Save 5 on 3 select item s free shipping.
Flowering plant 2 plants of bat flower plant black tacca chantrieri small 4 pot no warmer shipping 105 00 105. Black bat flowers scientifically known as tacca chantrieri is a plant that belongs to the yam family. These flowers are somewhat bat shaped are up to 12 inches across and have long whiskers that can grow up to 28 inches.
Bat flower tacca chantieri is one of the most awesome flowers that can be planted outdoor and indoor. The apg iii and apg iv systems continue to include tacca in dioscoreaceae. Plant tacca chantrieri in a rich well drained soil or potting mixture in a pot with good drainage.
In older texts the genus was treated in its own family taccaceae but the 2003 apg ii system incorporates it into the family dioscoreaceae. The bat flower tacca chantieri is an exotic plant with flowers that mimic a bat in flight deep purple with ruffled wings and long hanging filaments. Large attractive leaves surround the bloom.
In the north tacca plants can grow in the greenhouse or a bat house and also as an indoor houseplant. Tacca chantrieri is a species of flowering plant in the yam family dioscoreaceae. They can also be grown indoors but a consistently moist environment should be provided.
If the temperature goes below 55f bat flowers may die. Indoor blooms and those outside in semi tropical climates may appear in spring and last until early autumn. Only 1 left in stock order soon.