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Tacca chantrieri

Tacca chantrieri

Common Name: Black Bat Plant

Origin: Malaysia, India, and eastern Asia

Height: Up to 4’

Light: Shade to filtered light

Water: Moderate

Bloom: Black, resembles a bat

Comments: The main attraction of this plant is the strange, purple-black flowers. They resemble a bat in flight with long whiskers, and can grow up to 12 inches long. This plant likes filtered light and needs protections from frost. Makes a great gift.