Bat Lily The Best Way To Brighten Up Your Home

by Sadabahar Greens Pvt. Ltd.

Bat Lilies are a favorite flower of mine because they're unique, beautiful, and easy to care for. They're also an interesting plant to have indoors because they require a little more care than most houseplants. If you live in a humid environment, you'll need to mist your plant  regularly to keep it from drying out.

If you live in a dry environment, you'll need to water your plant once every week or so. Bat Lilies also like direct sunlight and should be placed in a sunny window. If you want to keep your Bat Lilies healthy, make sure that the soil is moist and that the leaves are kept clean.

Bat Lily Flower

A white, black bat flower, Tacca integrifolia(tacca  chantrieri), at Lew Gardens. With ghostly bracts that resemble wings, the bat flower is a unique addition to any home gardener's collection. With a little extra care, this conversation starter can grow very well in Florida.

 Planting Care 

Bat flowers should be kept in shade when outdoors. Indoors, it should be in bright, but not direct, light. Most gardeners have had good success in locations that have plenty of air circulation. Keep the bat flower soil constantly moist; A saucer underneath will help insure this. Fertilize with a soluble orchid fertilizer bi-weekly or as needed with a slow-release fertilizer. This plant requires a humid climate to survive; When grown indoors it will appreciate being regularly watered.

Repeat in the spring after the bat flower blooms, but before new growth begins. It will grow with fresh soil every year.

Bat orchid flowers can be propagated from tuber or rhizome division and sometimes from seed. When repotting in the spring, you can take a section to start a new plant. Old, large rhizomes can be cut off the leaves and roots and put back in their original pots.

Bat flowers appear to be mostly pest and disease free; Although snails and slugs are an occasional nuisance.

Properly maintain and care for your bat flower and you will be the talk of the town every autumn with this unusual, fantastic flower.

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