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White Batflower

Tacca integrifolia

Also known as

White Bat flower, Bat Plant, Devil's Flower, Cat's Whiskers, Batflower, Devil-Flower

Tacca integrifolia2163256277 by Scott (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Advanced care
Moderate watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

1.2m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of White Batflower

A white purple Tacca integrifolia flower and green leaves
a Tacca integrifolia plant with an old flower and some green leaves
A photo of White Batflower

White Batflower Overview

Tacca integrifolia is an unusual plant that produces amazing, large, white and purple-black, spider-like flowers with long whisker-like structures. Commonly known by the names White Batflower, Bat Plant and Cat's Whiskers, amongst others. Originating from tropical regions in Southeast Asia, the natural range of this species includes Thailand, Malaysia, and southern China in the Yunnan Province. This tender, rhizomatous perennial likes high humidity and partially shaded conditions, grow in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth.

Common problems with White Batflower

How to propagate White Batflower

Division

Propagate by division of the rhizomes or from seed.

Rhizomes

Seed

Special features of White Batflower

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Other uses of White Batflower

Grown for their curious flowers.