Odd Odd Plant

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I planted this young Black Bat Flower plant (shown in slides below) last month. Few days ago I spotted a flower growing out from the lower part the plant that is just above the soil. It's in a 'resting' posture and looks 'under-developed'.



I hope when the plant grows older the flower stalk will grow taller and upright just like those I have seen in pics from some websites.


Currently this Black Bat Flower plant is grown in a bright shade and gets some afternoon sun. Also, I have been keeping the soil moist all the time. Save for the flower, the plant seems to be doing fine.



Nonetheless, enjoy growing odd plants!

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31 comments

  1. Steph, I wish you the best of luck with your black bat flower. Do keep us posted.

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  2. Never heard of the Black Bat Flower before, very odd name and plant too. Did you get it from Sg Buloh Steph?

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  3. I will love to see this plant flower for you. Keep us posted.

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  4. I too like odd flowers. I hope the bat flower will flourish in your garden. Keep us posted.

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  5. That is such a cool plant! Loved the slideshow too.

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  6. p3chandan, I got the plant from a nursery at Batu Caves. Find your way there from this link http://mygreenfinder.blogspot.com/2010/10/lagenda-nursery-landscape.html

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  7. I have never seen the flower before. Would be interesting when it blooms. Like everyone says, keep us posted!

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  8. Hope your tacca flourishes! It's a tacca right?

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  9. Stephanie, How exotic is this "Black Bat Flower"
    Very intriguing name and plant and I know you will have it in top condition very shortly.
    All the best,
    Brad

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  10. This is really odd plant for me! I never seen them before! Keep us updated with the progress!

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  11. Nice slideshow :) Very interesting plant!

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  12. What an interesting plant! I really enjoyed the slide show, thanks for posting. :D

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  13. Just wait till it blooms! I grew mine from seed, it was growing nicely... then I made the mistake of planting it out in the garden. Back to the drawing board!

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  14. Hi, a nice plant.. you have beautiful pictures here.. i liked
    Saludos..

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  15. Good luck with the black bat flower Stephanie! I enjoyed the video! (I love Din Din Wo. My middle daughter turned me on to Habib Koite' and Bamada earlier this year.)

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  16. Hi Stephanie, good on you to grow odd plants, it is interesting. This plant is since quite a while on my "must have" list. A big specimen is fairly expensive, I might take the plunge! It is just so unusual, and I think absolutely beautiful. Yours looks marvelous growing a flower. Love its long, sweeping trailers. Bat plant is an apt name for it.

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  17. Dear Steph, I agree, sometimes it's good to have a change from beautiful flowers, and to enjoy strange oddities. Even the name is wonderful - makes me think of Dracula! cheers, catmint

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  18. Very hard to notice the flower until I see your video. Lovely flower - it really have the unique look.

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  19. Hi Steph, you always introducing new plants to us. I am glad to be one of your student.

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  20. Steph i wonder where you get all those uncommon plants, you are very resourceful. I dont know if i've seen this bat plant in some blogs, is it available in Malaysia? Why did you not post the picture of the 'odd' flower?

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  21. I haven't seen this! Thanks for the lovely slide show!

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  22. How unique. I have heard of the Bat flower but never owned one.. It's fun to grow uncommon plants.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  23. Andrea, you are right, the flower is odd :-) I found this plant at a nursery here as mentioned to p3chandan in above comment. In fact, the plant can be found in our jungle.

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  24. Such a remarkable and funky plant. I never heard tell of it before! I like the music on your video. Thanks!

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  25. Hi Steph, my recent post I have made a link to your yellow gazania recent post. Hope you don't mind.

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  26. nice plant. i thought the flower is awfully exotic as seen in the slide show. ~bangchik

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  27. sounds interesting! I think I know the flower. The leaves are really beautiful too.

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  29. I had to delete my last post - the spelling was terrible!

    I wondered how your Bat Flower is doing?

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  30. Hi Keith, the plant is doing well and flowering non-stop ;-D

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