Allora's Advice

Bat Plant Beauty!

Tiffany Cornell . Monday, January 15, 2018 . Comments
Bat Plant Beauty!
Bat plants require warm, humid shade. They thrive in low light conditions of 40-60% shade, where trees or walls protect them from direct sun. This affinity for low light makes them quite happy indoors.

The wide, lush leaves of the bat flower plant will tatter and burn if exposed to wind, so the wall or plants that provide shade should also shelter the leaves of this beautiful plant. 

Bat plants should be kept moist, but not wet. Excellent drainage is critical to ensuring your plants health. As it grows rapidly, and the temperatures warm you may need to water twice weekly - check the soil to ensure you are maintaining the balance of moist, but not wet. If you are in a humid area, the Bat plants will love it!

Bat plants need to be protected from direct sun and wind. Their soil must be moist, but not wet. They are not a "carefree" plant but in exchange for that care, they provide one of the most dazzling displays of any plants. They are evergreen, and bloom prolifically, and can be made very happy indoors all year long where they will continue to bloom their haunting blooms, which can also make long-lasting cut flowers for arrangements that will stun one and all.

Happy Gardening!

Was our advice helpful? We'd love to hear your feedback below

Copyright Allora Garden Nursery. Please seek our permission prior to reproducing this article in any way but feel free to link directly to this page if you wish to use this content - thanks!
« Back to Blog

Join our Gardeners Club and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Be included in our regular eNewsletter of hints, tips and tricks for gardening in the tropics

  • Receive "Early Gardeners" specials on plants and products

  • Join our monthly Information Sessions at our Outdoor Garden Cafe

  • Become part of a network of gardeners, sharing information and stories