I’ve always been convinced that Mother Nature has a sense of humor and the Halloween scariness of the Black Bat Flower is proof positive that aliens could exist even in the plant world. This ornamental flowering plant is among the showiest of theTacca chantrieri plant family (part of the yam family). Common names are:
Originally the black bat flower plant grew and still does grow wild in the tropical forests of Yunnan Province, in South China. There this tropical foliage can grow to height of a yard high. Black Bat Flowers do best in well-drained soil, can be grown as an indoor plant, and if you live in a warm year-round climate, even do well in your yard. Some people use them in landscaping around their screened in pools. However, keep in mind that they will not tolerate cold weather or any sort and would need to be protected if a sudden heavy frost or freeze should come.
If you grow this plant indoors or outdoors in a pot be sure to keep in mind that this thirsty plant also needs excellent drainage and that any standard orchid mix would serve your black flower plant very well. Water your Devil Flower twice a week and never-ever let them sit in water. Also, assuming that you are growing them in a warm climate be sure to mist them twice a day in extremely hot weather.
this is gorgeous..I bought just a regular bat plant.. it attracts hummingbirds..