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Tacca chantrieri | Bat Flower | Cats Whiskers | Devil-flower 20_Seeds


This is Tacca chantrieri, also known as Bat Flower, Cats Whiskers, Devil Flower. This tender perennial maxes out at around 3 feet high. Tacca chantrieri is unusual in the sense that it has a black flower. This amazing plant starts out with a green bloom as a pup but as it grows older the bloom turns purple, black, maroon, brown, and bronze. This breath taking tropical blooms from late Spring to early Fall and like to live in a spot where it gets about 60 percent shade. They like to drink a great deal of water and bask in high humidity. Good air circulation is very important to this plant. This is no low maintenance plant for the beginner but if you have time and patience and are up to a challenge then the black bat plant will be your masterpiece. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11.
Tacca chantrieri | Bat Flower | Cats Whiskers | Devil-flower 20_Seeds

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This is Tacca chantrieri, also known as Bat Flower, Cats Whiskers, Devil Flower. This tender perennial maxes out at around 3 feet high. Tacca chantrieri is unusual in the sense that it has a black flower. This amazing plant starts out with a green bloom as a pup but as it grows older the bloom turns purple, black, maroon, brown, and bronze. This breath taking tropical blooms from late Spring to early Fall and like to live in a spot where it gets about 60 percent shade. They like to drink a great deal of water and bask in high humidity. Good air circulation is very important to this plant. This is no low maintenance plant for the beginner but if you have time and patience and are up to a challenge then the black bat plant will be your masterpiece. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11.
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Tacca chantrieri White | Nivea | Bat Head Flower Lily | 10_Seeds


This is Tacca nivea, also known as White Bat Flower, Bat Head Lily, and Devils Whiskers. This plant likes to be in the shade with no direct sunlight and it needs high humidity so you can use a rock tray to have standing water around the base of this plant, but not touching the pot itself or getting into the mix. We just want more water in the air around this plant. The bloom is extraordinary with the giant white blossoms shading a group of dangling seed pods, and then the cats whiskers get to be about 2 feet long on a mature plant. Not only does this have a spectacular bloom, but the large deeply veined leaves are also impressive. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11.
Tacca chantrieri White | Nivea | Bat Head Flower Lily | 10_Seeds

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This is Tacca nivea, also known as White Bat Flower, Bat Head Lily, and Devils Whiskers. This plant likes to be in the shade with no direct sunlight and it needs high humidity so you can use a rock tray to have standing water around the base of this plant, but not touching the pot itself or getting into the mix. We just want more water in the air around this plant. The bloom is extraordinary with the giant white blossoms shading a group of dangling seed pods, and then the cats whiskers get to be about 2 feet long on a mature plant. Not only does this have a spectacular bloom, but the large deeply veined leaves are also impressive. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11.
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Gladiolus dalenii | African Parrot Gladiola | Candy Corn Glad | 5_Seeds


This is Gladiolus dalenii, also known as African Parrot Gladiola, and candy corn Gladiola. Previously known as Gladiolus natalensis, this plant is a large nectar source and is a great choice for attracting hummingbirds. The bloom is stunning and the birds, bees, and butterflies adore it. Gladiolus dalenii is also a great choice for use as a cut flower because the burst of color is breath taking. This tender perennial grows anywhere from 1 to 4 feet high and likes to live in the full sun. The brilliant red, orange, and bright yellow blossoms remind you that Spring is definitely here. Gladiolus dalenii is a larval host plant for the Iris Borer, and Spotted Straw Moths. USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11.
Gladiolus dalenii | African Parrot Gladiola | Candy Corn Glad | 5_Seeds

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This is Gladiolus dalenii, also known as African Parrot Gladiola, and candy corn Gladiola. Previously known as Gladiolus natalensis, this plant is a large nectar source and is a great choice for attracting hummingbirds. The bloom is stunning and the birds, bees, and butterflies adore it. Gladiolus dalenii is also a great choice for use as a cut flower because the burst of color is breath taking. This tender perennial grows anywhere from 1 to 4 feet high and likes to live in the full sun. The brilliant red, orange, and bright yellow blossoms remind you that Spring is definitely here. Gladiolus dalenii is a larval host plant for the Iris Borer, and Spotted Straw Moths. USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11.
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Strelitzia nicolai | Giant Bird of Paradise | Wild Banana | 5_Seeds


This is Strelitzia nicolai, also known as Giant Bird of Paradise, Natal Strelitzia, Wild Banana, and Wild Strelitzia. This is one of the very few plants which have been verified to contain the pigment bilirubin, which is usually found in animals. This plant prefers to live in full sun to bright shade and can tolerate a light frost. This plant can be grown inside to protect it from any hard frost, and then it can be moved outside in the Spring where the birds, bees, and butterflies can take advantage of it. This normally blooms from late Spring until the middle of the Summer. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11
Strelitzia nicolai | Giant Bird of Paradise | Wild Banana | 5_Seeds

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This is Strelitzia nicolai, also known as Giant Bird of Paradise, Natal Strelitzia, Wild Banana, and Wild Strelitzia. This is one of the very few plants which have been verified to contain the pigment bilirubin, which is usually found in animals. This plant prefers to live in full sun to bright shade and can tolerate a light frost. This plant can be grown inside to protect it from any hard frost, and then it can be moved outside in the Spring where the birds, bees, and butterflies can take advantage of it. This normally blooms from late Spring until the middle of the Summer. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11
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Strelitzia reginae | 5_Seeds


This is Strelitzia reginae, also known as crane flower, and bird of paradise. These flowers grow to about 6 feet high, putting these gorgeous blossoms above its own foliage. This is one of the coolest looking plants that I know of. The city of Los Angeles has an official flower and this is it. This plant likes to blossom in late Winter and early Spring. This eye catching plant is very popular with a number of birds, bees, and butterflies, and you can also cut and dry this flower, or use it fresh in an arrangement. USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11.
Strelitzia reginae | 5_Seeds

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This is Strelitzia reginae, also known as crane flower, and bird of paradise. These flowers grow to about 6 feet high, putting these gorgeous blossoms above its own foliage. This is one of the coolest looking plants that I know of. The city of Los Angeles has an official flower and this is it. This plant likes to blossom in late Winter and early Spring. This eye catching plant is very popular with a number of birds, bees, and butterflies, and you can also cut and dry this flower, or use it fresh in an arrangement. USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11.
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