Mysterious Exotic Bat Plant

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You want exotic you got it... with the Bat Plant also known as Devil Flower and its Official name is Tacca Chantrieri.

The sinister names of this very exotic and mysterious Bat Plants are due to its quite peculiar and if this makes sense creepy yet beautiful flowers.

The bat flower grow out of a mass of shinny green leaves that are quite beautiful, these particular flowers that look quite black are surrounded by large purplish-black bracts with long, thin whisker looking spears.

This is one of the flowers from my exotic flower guide that you just can’t walk away from, you just want to keep looking at the detail of it, and the eyes of the flower seem to follow you wherever you go it’s really strange but entrancing.

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This One Is A White Bat Flower

This Incredible flower originated from West Africa and South East Asia and it's leaves can be lance shaped or oval.

When growing this plant indoors the soil should be moist but not over watered at all times don’t let it dry out completely and it like other orchids should be misted with a water bottle but only in warm weather.

If you decide to grow them outside, fertilizing is necessary with a foliar spray that you can get at most stores like Lowes or Home Depot, you also need to make sure that your sol is at a acid level not alkaline.

To keep your plant thriving, make sure to repot your plant every several years.

This tropical’s tender perennial can grow up to 36 inches, quite impressive and if you are planting it outdoors plant the several feet apart they like f room and can spread.

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure: Light Shade

Dark Purple Black, Maroon there is also has a white bat flower

Bloom Time:
Late Spring Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer Early Fall

Evergreen Deciduous Smooth Textured

Sprcial Requirements:
Requires consistently moist soil, do not let soil dry out between watering

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 mildly acidic

Propagation Methods:
Dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs,including offsets

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By Looking At This Illustration Of This You Can See How The Flower Got Its Name

I remember the first time I saw one of these incredible exotic flowers, my friend had to pull me away from it because I was in such awe of the detail of this odd yet incredible bat plant, I couldn't stop looking at it!

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