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Tacca (Bat Flower)

Tacca or Bat Flowers are evergreen plants with a perennial rhizome and native of subtropical to tropical forests in eastern and south-eastern Asia. They are good pot plants with most unusual bat-like flowers in dark colors and broadly lanceolate, almost stemless leaves arranged in a basal rosette. The inflorescence shows a couple of long hairs (filaments). For any humus-rich, well drained soil in partial shade (summer) to full sun (winter). Keep plants at a relatively high air-humidity (if possible) and at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year with reduced watering in winter.
Sow seeds on receipt flat in any humus-rich, well drained soil at a some 25°C to 30°C in partial shade. Keep pots always slightly moist (but not wet) from beneath. In autumn and winter a heating map is recommended for additional bottom heat. Germination is sporadic and the last seeds may take several (i.e. up to 6) months to germinate properly. Especially seedlings require a constantly high winter temperature not below 20°C.
10 seeds per package.
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Tacca chantrieri (Black Bat Flower)

Tacca chantrieri (Black Bat Flower)

30 (50)cm, Black Bat Flower from south-eastern Asia, has most unusual dark maroon-violet flowers with long protruding black filaments above glossy, dark green, large, broadly lanceolate leaves. For a humus rich, well drained soil in partial shade (during summer) to full sun (during winter). Keep pots always slightly moist from beneath, reduce watering in winter. Keep at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year and at a very high air humidity if possible. Seeds from our own wild collection at the Nam Song river in Vang Vieng, northwestern Laos. III-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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