Tacca Chantrieri, Black Bat Flower, 5 Fresh Seeds, Tall Black Blossoms, Tropical Garden, Zone 10 To 11, Houseplant, Greenhouse, Goth Garden

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Tacca chantrieri is one of the strangest plants on the planet. Its dark purple blossoms are a foot across, with winged petals & long stamens that dangle a couple of feet. The blooms look like bat faces. This is quite a plant. Tacca grows wild in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia & needs a warm, shady, humid setting with good air circulation. It’s downright finicky, but in the right conditions will grow three feet tall & wide & bloom profusely. Black Bat Flower will thrive in a container for years. If you live where it’s hot & humid, you can grow it outdoors, but it is seriously tropical & does best indoors or in a greenhouse. Conditions have to be just right, filtered light, moist soil, good air circulation. When it’s happy, it’s robust, forming fat clumps that can send up a dozen blooms at a time. This is a remarkable plant with beautiful foliage & extraordinary blooms. If you like a challenge, (or have a greenhouse), this plant is truly awesome. These fresh seeds were just collected & should germinate reliably. Older seeds are slower to germinate & can take up to 9 months to sprout. They’re still worth the wait. 5 seeds Soak seeds for 24 hours in warm water. If you have a thermos that is ideal to keep temperature consistent. If not, change water as frequently as possible to keep seeds warm. Fill a pot with seed starting mix, (something containing a combination of perlite/vermiculite/peat moss/coir/pumice.) & water, allow to drain. Place seeds 1/16 in. deep, & cover with light layer of soil. Use a spray bottle to keep soil moist, but not soaking wet. Do not water with a direct stream of water, this can bury seeds too deeply to germinate. Cover with plastic wrap & place in a warm/sunny location. Tacca needs consistent heat & moisture to germinate, ideally 80-85 degrees. Germination can take 2-6 months, please be patient! Remove plastic wrap/dome cover once you have seedlings. All seeds ship for one price! Click here to see more: www.etsy.com/shop/SmartSeeds Tacca Chantrieri, Black Bat Flower, 5 Fresh Seeds, Tall Black Blossoms, Tropical Garden, Zone 10 To 11, Houseplant, Greenhouse, Goth Garden

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