Tacca palmata, Palm-leaved Tacca

Tacca palmata

Palm-leaved Tacca
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Origin: Malaysia
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterUnusual color

Tacca palmata (Palm-leaved Tacca), native to Malaysia, is a small plant that usually grows between 2-5 ft in height. This unusual looking plant requires partial shade or semi-shade, as well as regular waterings to ensure optimal growth. The flower petals are a unique combination of pale purple, green, and yellow, surrounded by a clover-like arrangement of green bracts. It is an ideal choice for Zone 10-11 as it prefers to grow at a temperature above 55F.

When growing Tacca palmata in a pot, it is essential to ensure ample drainage. During colder months, make sure to give extra protection to the plant such as placing a pot in a sheltered area or bringing it indoors to a warmer environment. Keeping a regular watering schedule and providing the adequate amount of shade and nutrition will help keep the Tacca palmata in great condition. Make sure to fertilize the soil every few weeks during the growing season and prune any dead leaves or branches. With the right care and attention, Tacca palmata will thrive in gardens and pots alike.

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