The bat cave
Line up a series of black bat lilies (Tacca chantrieri) on a mantel; with their winglike webbed bracts, they look ready to take flight. Their whiskers are a mystery—some speculate
they provide a pathway for ants to crawl up for pollination. But as Mark Pendleton says: “They’re just one of those things
that makes people go ‘Wow.’”
To grow: Bat lilies need mild temperatures and shade. Indoors, keep in filtered light and don’t let the soil dry out.