Also known as the Bat plant, Tacca chantrieri has large purple-black blooms resembling bat wings. 12 inch long whisker-like bracts hang below the blooms giving this plant a unique and interesting appearance. Growing to 12 inches wide and 24 inches tall, Tacca c. has shiny, dark green paddle-shaped leaves. Blooms in late summer to early fall. Hardy to 40 °F. Pkt.5
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Sow in moist potting mix with 15 percent horticultural sand. Barely cover seed and keep at 78-82 F. with filtered sun light and high humidity. Germinates in 1-4 months. Do not mist leaves.