Black Bat Flower
(Tacca chantrieri )
We discovered this beauty growing in a canyon the tropical forest in Yunnan Province, China, The Black bat flower, Tacca chantrieri, is a species of flowering plant in the yam family Dioscoreaceae. Tacca chantrieri is an unusual species in that it has black flowers. These flowers are bat-shaped and are up to 12 inches across with long 'whiskers' that can grow up to 28 inches. They grow best in well-drained soil and high humidity but are hardy down to -3C. This is an incredibly rare plant and a true collector’s item. We sell the largest on the internet in 1gal pots and a more affordable option in 4" pots.