Who needs Halloween decorations when nature provides such bizarre and beautiful creations? Display these flowers and plants to add a little haunt to your house this season...if you dare
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.