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Gfp Tacca integrifolia

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Also known as the White Bat Flower, this species is distributed from Bhutan to West Malesia. When mature, it produces large flowers with a very unique and bizarre appearance- showy white bracts with purple tints, and distinctive whisker-like tendrils. It has gained popularity as an ornamental tropical plant! If you wish to admire their fascinating flowers from the comfort of your home, you're in luck because the plant can be successfully grown indoors.

Light: Place the plant in a well-ventilated area whereby it can receive more than 4-6 hours of bright (preferably indirect) sunlight daily.

Water: Once a day, water the plants thoroughly till excess water drains out of the pot. Allow the potting media to dry out slightly between waterings.

Temperature: Plant tolerates temperatures from 18-30°C.

Fertilizer: An all-purpose, water-soluble balanced fertilizer that contains an equal amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (e.g. N-P-K: 15-15-15 +TE) will help to boost the plant's overall health by feeding it every two weeks. Otherwise, a slow-release fertilizer (e.g. Osmocote) can be incorporated into the potting media, and to be replenished after about 2-3 months. Do follow the recommended dosage indicated on the fertilizer’s application instructions.


*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual product may vary as each individual plant has its own appearance (colours, form and size), and pot colour may differ from photo.