Tacca chantrieri 'Black'
Tacca chantrieri 'Black'
Tacca chantrieri 'Black'
Tacca chantrieri 'Black'
Tacca chantrieri 'Black'
Tacca chantrieri 'Black'
Tacca chantrieri 'Black'
Tacca chantrieri 'Black'

Tacca chantrieri 'Black'

"Black bat flower"

Tacca chantrieri 'Black'

1 bulb — £14.95

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
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Description

Spook your friends with this dark character, Tacca chantrieri 'Black', also known as the black 'Bat Flower' plant! An extraordinary tropical plant with two big bracts which look like batwings, deepest purple flower clusters and weirdly long ‘whiskers’, it’s fair to say that it makes quite the talking point as a house plant. Throughout the year, the large glossy green foliage puts on an impressively lush display – the perfect unassuming houseplant. Come summer, Tacca chantrieri takes its moment to shine by putting out its cracking display of fascinating blooms.

Tacca chantrieri 'Black' are tropical understory plants, adapted to ground level rainforest conditions. Therefore, they prefer shade, humus-rich soil and loads of moisture. Grow them in your conservatory or a warm part of your home throughout the year, a room with high humidity levels would be ideal such as a kitchen or bathroom. Otherwise, you can keep them happy with regular misting. If you don’t want to keep these black flower plants indoors all year, they can be moved outside to a shaded, sheltered part of the garden for summer months.

Key features

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tacca chantrieri 'Black'

  • Flower colour

    Near-black

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    50-70cm

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender/Tropical

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Indoors
    Exotic gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Acid

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Ericaceous compost

  • Growing skill

    Requires specific conditions

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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