Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bat Plant





White-flowered bat plant (Tacca integrifolia), photos 1 and 2.  Black-flowered bat plant fruits (Tacca chantrieri), photos 3 and 4.  McMillan Greenhouse, UNC Charlotte.

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10 comments:

  1. wow, amazing plant! At first I was hoping it was hardy in our zone, but I'm guessing its a tropical plant if its in a greenhouse. Really stunning looking!

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    1. Jen, You're right, it's tropical. It's tricky to grow as a houseplant according to Bizarre Botanicals, but maybe worth a try if you really love it.

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  2. Wow--very cool plant! I honestly hadn't heard of it prior to your post. Gorgeous photos!

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    1. I never seem to do these plants justice with my photos, but thank you for the compliment! You should see the "bats" in person, though...they look incredibly like the real thing!

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  3. Awesome plant. Great photos.

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  4. Very unusual!
    Strange but beautiful!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  5. What a beauty! Love the dark purples against the white.

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