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Tacca chantrieri Nivea
Tacca chantrieri Nivea
Tacca chantrieri Nivea
Tacca chantrieri Nivea
Tacca chantrieri Nivea

Tacca chantrieri Nivea
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"White Bat Flower"

SIZE 1 (TOP SIZE)

Cultivated in India

Perfect for pots

Hand packed in paper bags

Tender, move indoors
for winter

Can be grown as a houseplant

£14.95
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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.

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Colour:

Deep burgundy + white

Height:

60-100 cm / 24-40"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'

Light requirements:

Shade / partial shade

Soil moisture:

Average

  • 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
  • Good drainage is essential, use potting compost mixed with 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

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