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Tacca contains approximately 17 rhizomatous perennials with unique, dramatic blooms and lance to oval-shaped, glossy, veined foliage. These are known by the names Batflower, Bat-head Lily, Devil Flower and Cats Whiskers after their flower appearance. Originating from tropical climates in South America, Africa, Australia, Southeast Asia and various oceanic islands, these plants require humidity and partial shade to thrive. Flowers are large and showy, coloured purple-black and white-green, with many long thread-like appendages hanging down and two larger wing structures arranged above. These are thought to resemble a bat or a wild cats face.
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How to propagate Batflower
You can propagate by division of the rhizomes or from seed.
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Other uses of Batflower
Grown for their curious flowers.