(Black Bat Flower). The rather weird looking 12 – 15 cm inflorescence arises during summer from a rhizome bearing 3 to 4 shiny, ribbed, green leaves that are very ornamental.
The plant grows to a height of about 50 cm tall. In colder climates they make excellent pot plants if planted indoors in well-drained loam. The long lasting inflorescence are also good as cutflowers. Taccas are often referred to as Bat Flowers or Devil’s Whiskers.
We offer the rhizomes as growing plants in 1 litre polythene pots well rooted.
These plants prefer shade or partial shade where it is warm and humid. They should be planted in a mix of equal parts sand, loam and humus rich garden compost. Keep the soil moist during the growing and flowering time.