The White Bat flower plant has a wild, unusual looking flower. As exotic as it may look, the Bat Plant is not a difficult plant to grow. In fact, it is very hardy. The name “bat flower” comes from the plant’s bractea shape which looks similar to bats. Also known as the Devil’s Flower, the unusual plant has the most interesting flower seen and the most beautiful foliage as well. Tacca is a true conversation starter. In addition to the green and shiny leaves, the White Bat flower plant produces dark purple or maroon flowers with “eyes” on the bloom that seem to follow one’s moves. More of these strange flowers are produced with the conditions are right for the plant. However, the White Bat Flower plants are easier to grow outdoors than indoors.
Growing Instructions for the White Bat Flower
The seeds need to be planted when received or stored in a refrigerator until they are planted. 1. Soak the seeds for 24 hours in warm water. 2. Fill a pot with seed starting mix, (something containing a combination of perlite/vermiculite/peat moss/coir/pumice.) and water, allow to drain. 3. Place seeds 1/16 in. deep, and cover with light layer of soil. 4. Water the soil and keep it moist but not wet. 5. Place the pot in a warm, sunny location. Tacca needs consistent heat and moisture to germinate, ideally 80-85 degrees. Germination can take 2-6 months, please be patient!