Batplant, Tiger whisker

Latin name: Tacca chantrieri
Common name: Batplant, Tiger whisker
Plant group:
Flowering plants
Plant family:
Taccaceae
Climate:
Tropical monsoon climate
Minimal temperature: 14-16°C (57-60°F)
Optimal temperature: 26-28°C (78-82°F)
Recommended place:
bright, am or pm sunlight
sunny or penumbral
Soil:
orchid soil A
Plant form:
upright, columnar
branch
Height: 50 cm (19.5 in.)
Flower color:
blackish
Repotting: every 36 months (3 years)
Rarity: yes
Diseases:
Pytium blight (Helminthosporium, Pythium, Fusarium)
Origin country:
China
Origin territory:
Asia
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Tacca chantrieri is a tropical plant that loves a high level of air humidity. This can be enhanced by ensuring that the axils between the leaves and the stem are always filled with water. This also encourages the budding of the next flower. Keep the compost moist, but empty surplus water from the drip tray. Keep away from the direct sunlight, and feed regularly.