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Tacca chanterii
 
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Tacca chanterii
   
Price £ 6.00
 
 
 
Tacca chanterii
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Tacca chanterii
(Black Bat Flower). The rather weird looking 12 - 15 cm inflorescence arises during summer from a rhizome bearing 3 to 4 shiny, ribbed, green leaves that are very ornamental. The plant grows to a height of about 50 cm tall. In colder climates they make excellent pot plants if planted indoors in well-drained loam. The long lasting inflorescence are also good as cutflowers. Taccas are often referred to as Bat Flowers or Devil�s Whiskers.

We offer the rhizomes bare root ready to be planted.

These plants prefer shade or partial shade where it is warm and humid. They should be planted in a mix of equal parts sand, loam and humus rich garden compost. Keep the soil moist during the growing and flowering time.
 
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