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Tacca chantrieri,Bat Flower, Cats Whiskers, Devil Flower

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Bat Flower, Cats Whiskers, Devil Flower
Indoor Plants, Groundcovers
Taccaceae or Bat flower family

Introduction to Tacca chantrieri

Tacca chantrieri, commonly known as the Black Bat Flower, is a unique and exotic plant native to Southeast Asia. It is characterized by its black flowers with long, whisker-like bracts, resembling a bat's wings. This intriguing plant is a popular choice for gardeners looking to add an element of the unusual to their gardens.


  1. Selecting the right location: Tacca chantrieri plants thrive in partial to full shade, so choose a spot that receives minimal direct sunlight. They also prefer high humidity levels, making them ideal for greenhouse or terrarium environments.

  2. Soil preparation: The Black Bat Flower requires well-draining, fertile soil with a slightly acidic pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Incorporate organic matter, such as peat moss or well-rotted compost, to improve soil fertility and drainage.

  3. Planting: Plant Tacca chantrieri bulbs or rhizomes in the prepared soil, about 3 inches deep and 12-18 inches apart. Water thoroughly after planting to settle the soil.


  1. Watering: Maintain consistently moist soil, but avoid waterlogged conditions, as this can cause root rot. Watering frequency may need to be adjusted based on temperature and humidity levels.

  2. Temperature: Tacca chantrieri prefers warm temperatures, ideally between 60-75°F (15-24°C). Protect the plant from frost or cold drafts, as it is not frost-tolerant.

  3. Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Do not over-fertilize, as this can cause damage to the plant.


  1. Pruning: Remove spent flowers and yellowing leaves to maintain the plant's appearance and encourage new growth.

  2. Pest and disease management: Regularly inspect the plant for signs of pests or diseases, such as aphids or spider mites. Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Prevent fungal diseases by providing proper air circulation and avoiding waterlogged soil.

  3. Overwintering: In colder climates, bring the plant indoors during winter to protect it from freezing temperatures. Keep it in a bright, humid spot and reduce watering.


  1. Aesthetic appeal: Tacca chantrieri adds an exotic, dramatic touch to any garden or indoor space with its unique appearance.

  2. Pollinator attraction: The Black Bat Flower attracts various pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, promoting biodiversity in the garden.

  3. Low-maintenance: This plant is relatively easy to care for, making it suitable for novice gardeners or those with limited time.