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'
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"Black Bat Flower"


Cultivated in India

Perfect for pots

Hand packed in paper bags

Tender, move indoors
for winter

Can be grown as a houseplant


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.


Deepest purple to black


60-100 cm / 24-40"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Tacca chantrieri 'Black'

Light requirements:

Shade / partial shade

Soil moisture:


  • Soak the tacca rhizome in water for 2-3 hours before planting
  • Plant in a pot in spring with the rhizome fully submerged and the foliage exposed above the soil surface
  • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the rhizome, long rhizomes should be planted diagonally into the pot
  • Tacca thrive in acid soil and good drainage is essential. Plant in ericaceous compost with added perlite or orchid compost
  • Water well after planting and allow the water to drain through the pot
  • Grow on indoors a warm, bright space such as a windowsill or conservatory
  • Move potted bat flower plant outdoors for summer in a sheltered, partially shaded position
  • Keep well watered throughout the season
  • Read more in our planting guide
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