Common Name: Bat Plant, Devil’s Flower
Origin: China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo
Height at maturity: 1.20 meters
Exposure: light but no direct sun
Plant type: rhizomatous flowers
Flowering: spring and summer
Flower colour: purple-red, brown
Soil type: potting soil 1/3 garden soil 1/3 and 1/3 coarse sand
Watering: humid in summer, very little in winter
Use: pot, tub, garden
Diseases and pests: aphids, scale insects
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
A rhizomatous perennial, the plant produces in summer stems 0.50 to 1 meter high bearing umbels composed of purple-red or brown flowers.
They are surrounded by four green or dark purple floral bracts. Two internal flowers white, green or purple, with filiform appendages, 10 to 20 centimeters long, pale green shaded with purple, forcing with age.
Allow the soil to dry out on the surface between two waterings during the winter period when the plant is dormant. But when spring and vegetation return, water regularly to maintain a moist substrate, especially during periods of high heat. Fertilize once a week, it is a tropical plant.