Bat plant in full flower

The bat plant flower has now fully opened -it’s an intriguing plant.

The bat plant has opened up its face and its Fu Manchu whiskers reach nearly to the ground.

My bat plant is flowering!

Bat plant in profile view

The bat plant shows its face.

 

No I haven’t lost the plot….my new bat plant (Tacca chanterii) that I only bought about 6 months ago, is flowering! Having seen it at last year’s Open Gardens I had to have one but rather expected to lose it through the Wet Season. It’s a tropical plant and supposedly difficult to grow, so you can imagine that I’m pretty happy that it’s flowering