Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'
Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'
Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'
Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'
Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'

Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'

"White bat flower"

Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'

1 bulb — £14.95

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Description

Take planting inspiration from the rainforest floor with this remarkable tropical understory plant, Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'. Also known as white 'Bat Flower' plant, the bizarrely beautiful blooms are almost unbelievable, with two white wing-like bracts which top a cluster of deep burgundy flowers, then the most notable characteristic which is the streams of long silvery ‘whiskers’ which cascade down to the leaves like waterfalls!

This mind-blowing white bat flower plant loves a warm environment, so it’s a good one to show off in your home or conservatory. Even when it’s not in bloom, the large, long glossy leaves make quite the impact as a house plant. Adapted to rainforest conditions, along with mild temperatures it also enjoys a humus-rich soil and plenty of moisture. To recreate humidity, it’s happy with a regular misting. If you’d like to incorporate Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea' into an outdoor tropical planting scheme, during the summer months you can let it loose in a shaded, sheltered part of the garden.

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 'Nivea'

  • Flower colour

    White, purple

  • 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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