Tacca chantrieri ‘Nivea’ seeds – ( Bat Flower)

$5.30

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Description

Picture thanks to Plant World Seeds

 

This is the white form of Tacca chantrieri.  Its flowers have  very large white petals and beneath these are small dark flowers. Long bracts grow from the flowers looking for all the work like whiskers, and the whole flower resembles a bat’s face.  The plant flowers in spring and summer. They will flower from seed in the first year after germination,

These plants like warm humid conditions and 40-60% shade.  They do best in temperatures of 21- 26 degrees.

Note: 10 seeds in packet

 

Sowing advice

Sow   in pots onto moist   seed raising  mix .  Sprinkle a light layer of seed raising mix on top of the seeds. Seal the pot in a plastic bag to keep moisture in. Sprinkle a little bit of sphagnum moss on top to help retain moisture on the seed and mist them daily with warm to room temperature water. You can also water from the bottom of the pot. Keep them at 20 – 25 deg C. They may take between 1 to 9 months to germinate so you may need to be patient.

Additional information

Classification

Perennial

Common Name

Bat Flower, Devil's Flower

Family

Dioscoreaceae

Maximum Height

approx 50 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 10