Chinese Black Batflowers

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It is kept as an ornamental plant by gardeners who prefer to cultivate nightmares, and have the balls to live in the presence of a plant that looks like it crawled out of a Bosch painting and wants to plant its young in their head.

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Their dangling fruit even looks like bats sleeping upside down, as pictured here…

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Black bat flower can grow to the height of 36 inches.It has underground bulb which is used for storing of nutrients.They are  are 12 inches wide and have 28 inches long filaments. First flower will appear on a plant after full development of at least 3 to 4 leaves.Black bat flower is perennial plant, which means that it completes its life cycle after more than two years.

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