SKU: 44584



Latin Name: Tacca chantrieri

Description: Commonly known as the Black Bat Flower, this very rare and unusual species produces bright green elliptical leaves with prominent veining that can grow up to 18 inches long! The stunning flowers are held aloft on sturdy stems above the foliage and usually appear in the late fall or winter. The flowers are enclosed by a pair of large, black, batwing shaped bracts. From these bracts erupts a set of long, drooping, greenish whiskers that sit between the bracts and true flowers, which are produced in a cluster in the center. They open as six-petaled maroon black flowers with prominent stamens. 

Watering: Keep moist but not wet during active growing season. 

Growth Rate: Moderate
Shape: Upright, Mounding
Sun or Shade: Avoid direct sunlight always, but during the winter, allow them to sit in as much indirect light as possible.
Difficulty level: Difficult

To help ensure your satisfaction, Peter Knippel Nursery Inc. offers the following guarantee:

GUARANTEE: Peter Knippel Nursery Inc. agrees to replace once at no charge, any tree, shrub or evergreen purchased at regular retail price, which fails to grow in the first year from date of purchase.

Roses are guaranteed for the duration of the first growing season (from Spring to Fall) from the date of purchase.

Plants purchased on sale are guaranteed to the sale price only.

In no case shall Peter Knippel Nursery Inc. be liable for more than the amount of the original purchase price.

NOT COVERED: The guarantee does not apply to annuals, tropicals, houseplants, perennials, above-ground planters, sod, bulbs, seeds, customer plants which have been transplanted or ‘final sale’ items. Roses are not guaranteed over the winter months.

We do not guarantee against losses due to vandalism, theft, mechanical or chemical injury, animal damage, pest damage, neglect, improper care or severe weather conditions beyond our control.

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY: The purchaser agrees to follow proper planting, maintenance, watering frequency and winter protection.

If replacement is necessary, the customer is responsible for presenting the failed plant material and the original purchase invoice.