- Ender-Lily Seeds
- Growth Mechanics
- Black Bat Flower (10 Seeds)
- Tacca chantrieri – Black Bat Flower
- Bat Flower
- Planting and Care
- ~Origins of the Bat Plant ~
- ~Does it grow, or does it fly?~
- ~How can I grow it?~
- ~Get Soaring!~
- White Bat Flower Sale happening now.
|Source Mod||Extra Utilities|
The Ender-Lily Seeds is an item added by the Extra Utilities mod. The seeds will grow into Ender Lilies when planted. Ender-Lily Seeds are found in Dungeon chests (8.1% chance) or obtained from harvesting Ender-Lily plants in the End dimension. These plants are a source of Ender Pearl.
- 1 Recipe
- 2 Cultivating
- 3 Growth Mechanics
- 4 Note
- The Ender-Lily seeds can be planted on Dirt, End Stone, or on Ender Core. When planted on End Stone, it takes 7 in-game days (2.3 hours = 138 minutes or 2 hours and 18 minutes) for the lilies to reach maturity, and takes 4 times as long if planted on Dirt.
- The Ender-Lily crop grows thorns as it matures and will do a bit of damage when touched, similar to a Cactus. The plant will also damage and/or destroy other entities, except for Ender-Lily Seeds and Ender Pearls. It will not damage the Enderman.
- When harvesting a mature crop, a player is guaranteed to get one Ender Pearl and one Ender-Lily Seed. If the plant was grown on End Stone or Ender Core , then there is a 2% chance that the plant will drop an additional Ender-Lily Seed.
- Ender Lilies do not respond well to bone-meal; they will actually go back one or more stages when this is used on them. The same thing happens when Hoe of Growth is used, or any bone-meal based method such as a Sprinkler. The Watering Can has no effect.
- The crop has 8 stages of growth, including both the initial and the final stages.
- The crop is only capable of advancing from its current stage to the next stage 50% of the time. No matter what the player does (apart from modifying the block’s metadata directly somehow), the crop will not advance to the next growth state if it’s not the right time. The exact way that this works is that there’s something like a “sliding window” where only half of the crop’s growth stages can advance to the next one; half of the time, the “odd-numbered stages” can advance. The other half of the time, the “even-numbered stages” can advance.
- In other words, one of these two groups (with their corresponding Waila-reported Crop Growth percentages) can grow at any point in time.
- Group A: 1 (0%), 3 (29%), 5 (57%), 7 (86%).
- Group B: 2 (14%), 4 (43%), 6 (71%).
- Which group is currently active depends on the type of supporting block that it is planted on. For example, if one crop is in stage 3 and one is in stage 6, and they are both planted on End Stone, then one of the two crops can grow immediately.
- This “sliding window” is based on the same clock that governs the day/night cycle, so sleeping to advance time to the next morning when a crop is currently unable to grow is generally recommended (ignoring Ender Core, which can grow multiple times per day).
- Every block update that happens while the proper “growth window” is active has a chance to trigger the next growth stage. Using something that triggers additional block updates, such as the Watering Can or the area-of-effect from a Sigil of the Green Grove from Blood Magic (not the effect from using it directly on a plant), can be quite useful to ensure that growth happens during every possible growth opportunity.
- When planted on Ender Core, the sliding window’s interval is 3600 ticks long (0.15 standard Overworld day/night cycles, or ~3 minutes at 20 ticks per second), and chance that a block update will trigger next update is .
- When planted on End Stone, the sliding window’s interval is 24000 ticks long (1 standard Overworld day/night cycle, or 20 minutes at 20 ticks per second), and the chance that a block update will trigger the next growth stage is 10%.
- The fact that this is exactly one standard Overworld day/night cycle means that the player can use a tool that triggers block updates after waking up and guarantee one stage of growth, provided that the plant grew or was unable to grow on the previous day.
- When planted on anything else, the sliding window’s interval is 96000 ticks long (4 standard Overworld day/night cycles, or 80 minutes at 20 ticks per second), and the chance that a block update will trigger the next growth stage is 2.5%.
- Ender-Lily Seeds can only be crafted in the Agrarian Skies Mod Pack
- If the “doDaylightCycle” game rule is turned off (false), then this crop will never mature.
- Prior to 1.7.10 Ender Core did not bear extra Seeds
A fully-grown Ender Lily. The Seed is in the frame. Source: http://bit.ly/1rOWhGi
An Ender-Lily Seed is an item added by the Extra Utilities Mod. They are a safe way to obtain ender pearls, unlike battling endermen.
Ender Lily Seeds are rare items found either in the End, or in Dungeon Chests. When planted, the Ender-Lily Seed will turn into Ender Lilies that begin their cycle to maturity. Using bonemeal is highly discouraged as it causes the plant to lose a stage of growth, effectively reversing the growth process. When broken before reaching maturity, the plant will drop only one seed. When the plant is mature, however, the plant will drop an ender pearl and a seed. When planted on Endstone, a broken mature plant has a 2% chance of dropping a second seed.
There are three blocks an Ender Lily can grow on: Dirt, Endstone, and an Ender Core. When planted on endstone, a Lily takes around 168 minutes to fully grow (tested), or just about seven in-game days. When a seed is planted on dirt, however, it can take up to four times as long. The ender core can speed up the growth of an Ender Lily if planted on the core.
Tacca Chantrieri is part of the Taccaceae family, and native to South East Asia. It is also names Devil Flower or Bat Flower. This Malaysian herbaceous perennial is always in demand. It grows to about 2 ft (0.61 m)high .Somber enough to be out of place even at a funeral, these strange and sinister flowers, with their almost grotesque shoe-lace-like attachments, are quite unlike any other and are going to excite, at the very least, curiosity in all that see it. Taccas have beautiful foliage and one of the most interesting flowers ever seen. However, they can be picky sometimes regarding their environmental conditions. When they like the conditions, they grow, flower a lot, and even produce babies. When something is not right, they slowly decline and eventually die. Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to know if you can provide them the right conditions is by trying. The larger plants seem to do better than the smaller ones. The plant is long stemmed, with brownish red colouring, turning greener towards the tip. Reaching lengths of up to 38 cm (15 in) its broad, 20 cm (10 in) wide, the smooth, lanceolate leaves, with angular pleats, are dark green with an under surface colour of greyish green. Curious plant with up to 25 flowers on bat-like (both in shape and color) inflorescences, where each umbel has a pair of large spreading, wing-like rich maroon-black bracts. The 4 large black bracts look almost like bat wings with long 4 inch threadlike tails extending from the tip of each of the flower petals, leading to another of its common names, cat’s whiskers plant. They bloom mainly from June to August once they reach 2 to 3 years old. After the Tacca blooms, it will develop seed pods. These pods will remain on the plant for quite a long time. Once they dry out or fall, remove them and split them open to remove the seeds. Let the seeds dry only a few days before sowing them. The bracts are accompanied by 25 cm (12 po) long trailing filaments or “whiskers” forming a flowing forked tail, which emanate from the nearly black with some purple, flower scape. The scapes (flower stem from the base of plant to where the flower actually is) are about 63 cm (25 po) long. The small black 5 petals flowers are succeeded by heavy berries. Hardiness zones: 9- 11 (-5c/25f, 4c/40f). The soil is one of the most important things for success with Taccas. The mixture needs to be light, very porous, something that drains well. Use something like: 60% Canadian peat moss, 30% perlite, 10% vermiculite. The soil should be a little bit acid, so use something like a “Miracid” occasionally as a fertilizer. Maintain a temperature of at least 17 C (63 F) and keep them out of draughts. They like high humidity & regular watering but do not leave them standing in water. Allow water to run in the corona of the leaves as this promotes growth of new flower stems. It likes a semi-shaded spot, so do not expose to too much light or direct sunlight, and provide good air circulation. The plant should be fertilized regularly. This plant goes dormant in winter months and should not be water as much during this time. Cut the flower stem when flowering finishes. This Tacca needs to be re-potted at least every two years, ideally every year in the spring, up to a 20 cm (10 in) pot.
Black Bat Flower (10 Seeds)
10 Black Bat Flower Tacca Chantrieri Cat’s Whiskers Seeds.
The Black bat flower, Tacca chantrieri, is a species of flowering plant in the yam family Dioscoreaceae. Tacca chantrieri is an unusual plant in that it has black flowers. These flowers are somewhat bat-shaped, are up to 12 inches across, and have long ‘whiskers’ that can grow up to 28 inches.
Most of these oddities thrive on the moist soils of the forest floor and are not tolerant of cool temperatures, drying out, or wet roots. These frost-tender plants can be grown outdoors in tropics and subtropics, but elsewhere require the protection of a greenhouse. They need a humid atmosphere, some shade and a peaty soil.
The plants thrive in 70-80% shade with good air circulation. They don’t like too much heat or air that is too dry
The soil is one of the most important things for success with Taccas. The mixture needs to be light, very porous, something that drains well. Use something like: 60% Canadian peat moss, 30% perlite, 10% vermiculite. The soil should be a little bit acid, so use something like a “Miracid” occasionally as a fertilizer
Sow seeds as soon as possible.
Soak the seeds 24 hours in warm water (you can put the water in a thermos to keep it warm) Sow 1.5mm (1/16in) deep in trays or pots containing good moist seed compost and seal the container inside a polythene bag or cover with a plastic dome to keep moisture in. Place in a propagator, on a heating mat or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 27-29°C (80-85°F). It is essential that the soil temperature is high and kept steady.
Germination can take from 1-9 months so be patient. Don’t toss out your seed beds thinking they won’t germinate!
Tacca’s are known for damping off. Remember to use a good seed starting mix that has been treated for damp-off.
Flowering seems to begin when the plants have produced 2-3 full-size leaves. Each plant produces at least 6 and up to 12 flower stems during the warm months of the year. The leathery capsules (about 1.5″ long) require up to a year to ripen.
Tacca chantrieri – Black Bat Flower
Tacca chantrieri is one of the strangest plants on the planet. Its dark purple blossoms are a foot across, with winged petals and long stamens that dangle a couple of feet. The blooms look like bat faces. This is quite a plant.
Tacca grows wild in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia and needs a warm, shady, humid setting with good air circulation. It’s downright finicky, but in the right conditions will grow three feet tall and bloom profusely.
Black Bat Flower will thrive in a container for years. If you live where it’s hot and humid, you can grow it outdoors, but it is seriously tropical and does best indoors or in a greenhouse anywhere else. Conditions have to be just right – filtered light, moist soil, good air circulation. When it’s happy, it’s robust, forming fat clumps that can send up a dozen blooms at a time.
This is a remarkable plant with beautiful foliage and extraordinary blooms. If you like a challenge, (or have a greenhouse), this plant is truly awesome.
These fresh seeds were just collected and should germinate reliably. Older seeds are slower to germinate and can take up to 9 months to sprout. They’re still worth the wait.
Soak seeds for 24 hours in warm water. If you have a thermos that is ideal to keep temperature consistent. If not, change water as frequently as possible to keep seeds warm.
Fill a pot with seed starting mix, (something containing a combination of perlite/vermiculite/peat moss/coir/pumice.) and water, allow to drain.
Place seeds 1/16 in. deep, and cover with light layer of soil. Use a spray bottle to keep soil moist, but not soaking wet. Do not water with a direct stream of water, this can bury seeds too deeply to germinate.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm/sunny location. Tacca needs consistent heat and moisture to germinate, ideally 80-85 degrees. Germination can take 2-6 months, please be patient!
Remove plastic wrap/dome cover once you have seedlings.
With ghostly bracts that look like wings, the bat flower is a unique addition to any home gardener’s collection. With a little extra care, this conversation starter can grow very well in Florida.
Native to southern parts of Asia, bat flower (Tacca spp.) has shiny, bright green leaves. It blooms on a stem from the center of the plant, with a cluster of purple flowers in the center. Above these flowers are two bracts (leaves that resemble flower petals) that look like bat wings. Numerous threadlike bracteoles hang from the flowers resembling 8-10 inch long whiskers.
Most common is the black bat flower (Tacca chantrieri); its wing-like bracts are a deep purple. A more recently introduced species, white bat flower (Tacca integrifolia) has white “wings.”
The flowers should be left on the plant and allowed to decline naturally. They do not do well as cut flowers and decline rapidly once cut.
Bat flower will start to bloom after it has produced at least two leaves and may bloom up to 8 times in one season. It typically blooms in Florida from late summer through the fall.
This plant is considered a collector’s item and can be difficult to find in garden centers, but is sometimes sold as a specialty item around Halloween. Bat flower can be grown in similar conditions that orchids are grown in: ample humidity, strong airflow, and low to moderate light. In these conditions, it can do very well outside, but can also be brought in as a houseplant.
Planting and Care
Bat flower likes to be planted in a wide, shallow pot with very rich and well-draining potting soil. It prefers a potting media that contains 50% pine bark, 40% peat moss, and 10% sand, or similar combinations.
When bat flower is outdoors, it should be placed in shade. Indoors, it should be in bright, but not direct, light. Most gardeners have had better success with locations that have plenty of good air circulation.
Keep the bat flower’s soil consistently moist; a saucer beneath it will help insure this. Fertilize with a soluable orchid fertilizer bi-weekly or with a slow release fertilizer as needed. This plant requires a humid climate to survive; when grown indoors it will appreciate being misted with water regularly.
Repot root-bound bat flower in the spring after it has flowered, but before new growth occurs. It will thrive with fresh soil each year.
Bat flower can be propagated from tuber or rhizome division and occasionally from seed. When repotting in the spring, you can take a division to start a new plant. Older, larger rhizomes can be trimmed of leaves and roots and put back into their original pots.
Bat flower seems to be mostly pest and disease free; although snails and slugs do occasionally bother it.
Properly maintain and care for your bat flower and you’ll be the talk of the neighborhood each fall with this unusual, extravagant flower.
For more information on bat flower, contact your county Extension office.
There are a variety of adjectives to describe the Tacca Integrifolia White Bat Plant. Unusual, odd, bizarre, exquisite, and striking are among my favorites. One thing is for sure though, growers really like their bat flowers. Maybe its the way the flower looks like a bat in flight, or maybe its the enchanting whiskers that can grow up to 28″ long! Whatever the case, this unique and magnificent plant is a novelty in the horticultural world.
~Origins of the Bat Plant ~
From deep in the humid, wild jungles of the Yunnan Province in China the Tacca, aka Bat Plant has emerged into the world like a Bat at dusk. Now its found in the tropical regions of South America, Africa, Australia, South East Asia, and some oceanic islands like Hawaii! An elusive and exclusive specimen it was introduced to the world at the turn of the last century.
The rarer variety, Tacca Integrifolia or White Bat Flower, is now in full bloom at Kauai Seascapes Nursery, Inc. on the little Garden Island of Kauai.
~Does it grow, or does it fly?~
As amazing as it would be to watch this plant take off in flight in the dark of the night we can still stand in awe of its beauty by cultivating it in our gardens or even in our homes. The Bat Plant thrives in 70-80% shade, high and humid temperatures, and moisture.
Flowering begins when the plant has produced 2-3 full sized luscious green leaves. Each plant can produce 6-12 flower stems during the warm months, which in Hawaii is at least half a year! The plant can grow up to 3ft tall with big blooms up to 1ft across and whiskers hanging down to the ground.
~How can I grow it?~
If you’re set on bringing this conversational piece home with you consider these pointers for a successful dominion:
- Provide it with high humidity, shade, and air circulation.
- Let it feast on decayed organic matter, and high potash fertilizer.
- If planting in a container grow it in 50% bark or Orchid-like material, 40% peat, and 10% cinder or pearlite.
- Dislikes being root bound so transplant it once a year into other pots if used in a container. Note: Divide and separate rhizomes in the late fall, dividing into clumps, replant spaced 3-4 ft apart or in new pots.
- Plant outside in well-drained soil.
- These Bats get thirsty! Be sure to keep soil moist but not too wet, especially in the winter months when overwatering could kill off the whole root system.
Few opportunities come our way to really appreciate the mysterious chemistry at work in the Natural World. The Bat Plant invites us to take a moment and really connect with our collective heritage, that of cultivating and caring for plants. These plants in turn provide us with life’s simple pleasures… joy, awe, awareness, and peace.
White Bat Flower Sale happening now.
Right now there are 8 White Flowered Bat Plants in full bloom that are waiting to be adopted. This is a rare and unique opportunity to catch the Bat Plant in flight.
Here are a few white bat flower images from our nursery: