How To Grow Bat Plant

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Holy smokes, plant lovers! Have we got a spectacular specimen for you! The bat plant (Tacca spp.) is one for the collectors and named after its extraordinary flowers that resemble a bat’s face.

When not in flower, the bat plant doesn’t disappoint, as its glossy, crinkly foliage takes centre stage.

Perfect for indoor, warm and humid environments, these plants require a bit more care and attention but are well worth the, ‘pows’, ‘vronks’ and ‘kapows’ that may be felt along the way.

Position: Indoors in a very well lit spot away from direct sunlight.
Water: Water well from spring to mid-autumn. In winter, allow the plant to dry out between waterings
Soil: Slightly acidic and well drained

How to grow:

Step 1: Choose a pot twice the size of the rootball. Position indoors in a well lit spot, away from direct sunlight.
Step 2: Partially fill your chosen planter with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
Step 3: Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any encircled or entangled roots.   
Step 4: Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.  
Step 5: Water occasionally, allowing the plant to slightly dry out between waterings.

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