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White Batflower (Tacca integrifolia)
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A tropical plant from Southeast Asia, which has peculiar white flowers that resemble the shape of a bat.

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2 days

€ 3,50
Price per 10 seeds

 

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Common name:
White Bat flower


Origin:
Southeast Asia

Minimum temperature:
15 degrees Celsius

Description:

The white bat flower produces peculiar white-purple flowers, in contrast to the black flowers on the normal bat flower. The species originates from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, where it grows in moist and shades places. It can be grown well as an indoor plant, but the plant should be sprayed with water regularly to mimic the high humidity of the rainforest. The leaves can grow quite large and the plant will reach an height to maximum 1 meter. 

Sowing description:
Soak the seeds in luke warm water for 24 hours and afterwards sow in sowing mix at a temperature of 25-28 degrees Celsius. This temperature can be reached by placing the pot on the heater, make sure to remove the germinated plants for the heater, since the humidity on top of an heater is low. Germination can take up to several months.

Sowing time:
Year round

Difficulty:
intermediate


Picture 1: Kyle Wicomb via Flickr

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