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White Bat Flower

A work of art


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  • flowering dateMidsummer to Fall
  • hardiness zone4-10
  • height18 - 24 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship as8-12CM BULB
  • sun exposurePartial Shade, Full Shade
  • Prefers low light, so it's an ideal houseplant
  • Conversation–starting summer patio feature
  • Extraordinary form and colors
You'll be hard–pressed to find a worthier conversation starter than the White Bat Flower. The form and coloration work together to make this plant unforgettable. The bracts, which are often compared to bat wings mid–flight, bear a lovely contrast between the cream color and dark veining. The willowy bracteoles hang down from the flower like vines, for a graceful silhouette. Between the strong lines on the bracts and the leaves, and the bracteoles arching down in between, the White Bat Flower looks almost like an art nouveau painting. It's truly one of a kind.

As an indoor plant, White Bat Flower is a huge asset. If you're not going for the jungle look, you're going to want a lot of interest out of the relatively few houseplants you have, and of course, this unique tropical plant is packed with character. Plus, as its native habitat is the deep understory of Asian rainforests, it requires very little light. It'll thrive in low light or full shade, so it's one houseplant you don't have to crowd around the window. You can bring it out as a patio container plant through summer. The crinkled leaves look tropical alone, joined by these unusual flowers around August and September. Just be sure to take it inside for winter if you're anywhere but zone 10, and you'll have years of fun with the White Bat Flower. Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'

Product Details

  • botanical nameTacca chantrieri 'Nivea'
  • flowering dateMidsummer to Fall
  • flower colorGreen, Purple, White
  • flower form8" flowers have a winglike form. Curious, 12" long trailing "whiskers" (bracts) provide the plant with an appealing sense of movement. Multiple flowers atop the 18-24" plant.
  • foliage typeLush green crinkled foliage. Shiny foliage
  • formTuberous bulb
  • growth rateFast
  • hardiness zone4-10
  • height18 - 24 inches
  • planting instructionsPlant with fleshy bulb portion under the soil and top stalk-like portion above soil.
  • pruningnone required
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonSpring
  • ship as8-12CM BULB
  • soil requirementGood potting soil if in containers. Well drained soil
  • spacing36 - 48 inches
  • spread36 - 48 inches
  • sun exposurePartial Shade, Full Shade
  • watering requirementMoist, well draining soil. Water consistently in summer.
  • winter careThis is a houseplant. Must be brought indoors in cooler zones.

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Temperature Sensitive Plants
3A-3B 5/3/24 - 6/7/24
4A-4B 5/3/24 - 6/7/24
5A 5/3/24 - 6/7/24
5B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
6A 4/25/24 - 6/7/24
6B 4/22/24 - 6/7/24
7A 4/11/24 - 6/7/24
7B 4/8/24 - 6/7/24
8A & 8B 4/1/24 - 5/31/24
9A - 10B 3/25/24 -5/31/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 7B: 6/7/24
Zones 8A - 10B: 5/27/24

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