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Bat plant 'Tacca chantrieri'

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Tacca chantrieri

The ‘batflower’ i.e. the Tacca chantrieri is an exceptional, tropical plant with large, green leaves and spectacular, black flowers. This flower has a most mysterious look and in the tropics it will attract bats , hence its name ‘batflower’.

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Tacca chantrieri 'Bat plant'
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Tacca chantrieri 'Bat plant' Tacca chantrieri 'Bat plant'
Place
indoor
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
special

Product info

When in flower the Tacca chantrieri is uniquely exotic in its appearance carrying a large black flower on its straight stalk. In the Dutch language the Tacca chantrieri is called ‘batflower’. The flower of this ‘batflower’ plant consists of a black petal, small, black flower buds and a thin, black layer of hanging hairs. The leaves of the Tacca chantrieri are large and glossy-green. The Tacca chantrieri is a spectacular plant in your home or at your office. This species is native to Asia.

Height:
80 cm
80 cm
Width:
40 cm
40 cm
Adult height:
100 cm
100 cm
Adult width:
40 cm
40 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Temperature winter:
5 °C
5 °C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Special
special
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
North-East Asia
North-East Asia
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m
 

Plant care

The Tacca chantrieri thrives indoors or in a conservatory. It prefers to be in a light spot but not in direct sunlight. The Tacca chantrieri likes its potting soil to be permanently moist. A higher humidity helps to improve the development of the leaves and flowers of this exotic plant. You can raise the humidity by spraying water and by placing the container with the plant in a saucer filled with water. In winter when the plant has stopped growing, you should not be watering it. The temperature for the Tacca chantrieri must remain between 5°Celsius [41°F] and 35°Celsius [95°F]. Its substrate should be rich in vegetable mould and must be capable of retaining water, use for example one of Araflora’s soil mixes for orchids.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Protection:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Protection:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Watering tips:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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