TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA

Tacca chantrieri Green Isle , Green Isle Bat Head Lily

Tacca chantrieri Green Isle

Green Isle Bat Head Lily
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia, West Africa, Hybrid
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftShadeKeep soil moistUnusual color

Rare variety of Tacca chantrieri - Green Isle. This amazing bat plant has green blossoms with long showy whiskers. It is the same species as the black bat plant but this bright green blossom is quite the spectacle. This rare plant will stop passers by in their tracks. 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. This plant is a good choice as an indoor potted plant since it does well in containers and in semi shade. They like to drink a great deal of water and bask in high humidity.

Curious, bat-like inflorescence, with wide spreading, wing-like bracts, accompanied by long trailing filaments or "whiskers".


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Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/tacca_green_isle.htm