Bat Lilies are the most amazing flowers in the world. They are one of the few flowers that can survive being indoors for many months without any special care. They do not need to be kept in a greenhouse, but can be kept in a vase of water with a little bit of soil and placed on a windowsill. The best part about these flowers is that they can also be grown from seeds. Bat Lilies grow best in a room with indirect sunlight, so make sure you place them near a window or on a sunny side of your room.
Plant bat Lily flowers in wide, shallow pots with very rich and well-draining soil. It prefers a potting medium that is 50% pine bark, 40% peat moss and 10% sand or a similar combination.
Black bat flowers mature to be as tall as 36″ inches and as wide as 12″ inches. However, the white bat flower species can grow up to twice that size.
Bat Lily Flower and Fragrance
Bat flowers have black (dark purple) or white flowers, blooming from late summer to fall. They give off a sweet aroma. In addition to green and shiny leaves, the black bat flower plant has dark purple or red flowers with "eyes" that follow one's movements.
Medicinal Uses: Warning: Unverified information Rhizomes are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat gastric ulcers, burns and hypertension and inflammation, as well as to improve sexual function. In Malaysia, rhizome paste is applied to treat skin rashes and wounds or heel cracks caused by hairy caterpillars and bruises or cracked heels. Pound berries are mixed with water and drunk to treat dysentery and stomach aches. A decoction of the leaves is taken orally with salt for bloody dysentery and acute diarrhea. Overdose causes toxicity.