revisiting the bat flower

Happy Place, Happy Space

I revisit these Bat Flower plants (the Tacca chantrieri André, also known as Devil Flower & Cat’s Whiskers) whenever I am in running recovery.

They are found in a convenient stretch of road in the Learning Forest (in the Singapore Botanic Gardens which is just next to our apartment) ideal for retraining stamina as it is a fairly long stretch with a slight incline. Perfect for Loving Husband and I as we attempt to recover fitness post-Covid.

Happily, we found a few blooms, although in decline.

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Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.

If you would like to join in Happy Place, Happy Space, ping back to this post and I will include you next week

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This post is my contribution to Natalie the Explorer’s Weekend Coffee Share.


  1. Ju-Lyn, What an unusual flower and beautiful photos! I hope you and your husband are feeling much better. Thank you for the mention and for your Weekend Coffee Share. Have a wonderful week!


    1. Appreciate so much your generous & kind words Donna – I do try but I don’t always know whether I’ve succeeded until I get home to my computer 😂


  2. How lovely to recover your stamina in such a beautiful place. (You live next to the Singapore Botanic Gardens? Wow.) I’m always glad to see your photos of the Bat Flower. In decline makes it spookier! Thank you for mentioning my post. I hope your family’s healing continues briskly!


  3. A very unusual looking flower. Is it this color in its prime or is that what it fades to ?
    Thanks for including me in your Happy Space Ju-lyn.


    1. As we would say in Maine, that is some flower. Certainly not like anything I have ever seen around here. As always, thanks for the mention. And you will be happy to learn that life has settled down for Miss Watson.


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