Tacca Chantieri (Bat Flower)

Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

I have just ordered some of these and would be interested to know if anyone has grown them. I've heard they can be a bit of a challenge. I would be treating them as houseplants as I live in the North so don't fancy their chances outside.

I would appreciate any tips and information anyone may have. image

Thanks, Jean.


  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    I hadn't heard of it , just googled and it looks lovely , good luck with them.
  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    From what I've been reading think I'll need it ! image  Hoping someone's grown one.

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    Hehe nothing like a challenge :0
  • I've purchased some Tacca Chantieri tubers and have planted them into 9" pots using a good quality general purpose compost.

    I've also planted some other Tacca Chantieri tubers into 9" pots in good quality purpose compost mixed 50/50 with fine bark.

    I did this to see which compost variety works best.

    The pots also sit on trays with gravel and water to create a humid atmosphere.

    My one question is this.....

    1. How long do you expect it should take before I see any signs of growth?
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