Bat Flower, Cat's Whiskers, Devil Flower (Tacca chantrieri)

Kirbyville, TX(Zone 8b)

Bat Flower, Cat's Whiskers, Devil Flower
Tacca chantrieri

Black Batflower seedpod

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New York & Terrell, TX(Zone 8b)

Oooh!!! very interesting looking! How big are they? Compare them to some thing familiar... coins or something.

Can I have some seeds?
Or trade with you?

This message was edited Wednesday, Jul 7th 4:53 PM

Kirbyville, TX(Zone 8b)

Those are ripe seedpods from early spring, they stayed on the plant throughout the winter in the greenhouse...I have since planted them in flats, and have seedlings~ I don't have seeds to trade~ sorry~ The seedpods measured approx. 2 1/2 inches long, and a good inch and a half wide~

Brooksville, FL(Zone 9a)

I received some seeds for this plant from a friend who purchased them from Thompson and Morgan. The planting instructions seem OMINOUS to say the least, starting with germination time of 1-9 MONTHS. Can you tell me how you planted yours and if you did anything special (soaking, etc.) before hand?


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