Today's bloom is Bat Flower (Tacca chantrieri)

Bloom of the Day for January 28th, 2010:

Type of plant: Perennials, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Green, Dark Purple/Black, Maroon (Purple-Brown), Brown/Bronze

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 11

Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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plantladylin wrote:
Kell: What a beautiful photo of the lovely Bat Flower! I had a Tacca plant once but it didn't do well for me at all and soon succumbed. That's a nice photo of a really pretty Tacca bloom.

kniphofia wrote:
Great shot Kell!

onewish1 wrote:
love it

Kell wrote:
Thank you all so much! I had one too Plantladylin that shockingly did great on my dining room table. It even rebloomed! But needed constant water and would droop if I did not catch it. One day it drooped and refused to stand back up. I was so sad and so mad at myself. They go for about $50 here so I have not gotten another.