Cute Little Bat Faces on This Plant

@Corbin5 (115522)
United States
October 11, 2018 10:38am CST
The perennial plant Bat Face Cuphea has some very unique blooms. Each flower on this shrub looks very much like the face of a bat. The "face" of the bat is a dark purple. The red lobes on the flower are the bat's "ears." The Bat Face Cuphea does best in heat, and it does quite well in drought conditions too. Watering once a week keeps the Bat Face Cuphea growing nicely. This shrub with the bat-face flowers is a huge favorite of hummingbirds. The Bat Face Cuphea likes full sun to partial sun, and it grows best if watering is done once a week. If extreme heat comes along, it is best to water the Bad Face Cuphea more often than once a week. The Bat Face Cuphea grows quickly, and it blooms from spring to fall. The Bat Face Cuphea is native to Mexico. In cooler climates, the Bat Face Cuphea does well as a houseplant or as an annual. I would like to place a Bat Face Cuphea on my porch on Halloween to greet all those trick-or-treaters that stop by. I think the bat-faces are just too cute to scare anyone, however.
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@much2say (40090)
• United States
11 Oct
Oh my gosh, is this truly real? I mean, I've seen some interesting orchids and such online, but this bat one takes the cake! Seriously, this would make a great Halloween plant!
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
11 Oct
Yes, truly real. This shrub can be purchased online and perhaps at a garden center. It really is a darling plant.
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@much2say (40090)
• United States
13 Oct
@Corbin5 The price is not too bad too!
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@shubhu3 (17890)
• New Delhi, India
11 Oct
That's unique and it looks cute
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
11 Oct
I think it is cute too!
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@shubhu3 (17890)
• New Delhi, India
12 Oct
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@Courage7 (15589)
• United States
11 Oct
I wonder if I could grow one here Deborah. Where are they native to? That is so cook a plant. You find everything!!
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
11 Oct
They are native to Mexico, but can be planted as an annual or used as a houseplant in cooler climates. I think those of us who have warm spring and summer seasons could grow one in the garden.
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@Courage7 (15589)
• United States
11 Oct
@Corbin5 Oh I see Deborah native of Mexico. Thank you.
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@amadeo (72833)
• United States
11 Oct
that is amazing out there.
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
11 Oct
It really is a very interesting plant, for sure.
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@amadeo (72833)
• United States
11 Oct
@Corbin5 yes it is very much so
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@JohnRoberts (62747)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Oct
How the flowers don't turn into vampires.
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
11 Oct
Oh dear. Never thought about that! I saw a mini one for sale online. Nope, forget about it!
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@snowy22315 (52501)
• United States
11 Oct
It really does look like a bat.
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
11 Oct
It really is an interesting-looking plant.
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@andrewijaa (2693)
• Malang, Indonesia
11 Oct
I am afraid of bats so I think the bat's face is very scary and scary
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
11 Oct
Yes, this flower would scare you.
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• Malang, Indonesia
11 Oct
@Corbin5 yes because flowers are like bats what is the name of the flower?
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
11 Oct
@andrewijaa It is called Bat Face Cuphea,
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@ridingbet (59325)
• Philippines
12 Oct
good thing we do not have those types of flowers here; the bees and butterflies might be scared to suck the nectars. seriously, the flowers are nice.
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
The bat-face is a bit scary.
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
22h
@ridingbet I will have to take a look at those.
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@LadyDuck (175633)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
It really looks like a bat face, amazing!
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
It really would be something unique to plant in a garden.
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@LadyDuck (175633)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
@Corbin5 I would love to have them for Halloween.
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12 Oct
Wah. That's amazing
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
It is a very unique plant.
13 Oct
@Corbin5 quite
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@Hannihar (41720)
12 Oct
@Corbin5 I would rather see it on a plant and not in real life.
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
Me too!!
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@Hannihar (41720)
14 Oct
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@anya12adwi (3155)
• Bhubaneshwar, India
12 Oct
It did not seem a bat on the first look.. I never knew they could be colourful
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
It really is beautiful due to the pretty colors.
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• Bhubaneshwar, India
12 Oct
@Corbin5 Yes, it is.. It did not fly away when you were taking it's picture??
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@arunima25 (8165)
• Bangalore, India
12 Oct
They are so pretty and unusual. I wish I could plant some in my garden. But I am not sure if they are available in our country or if they will survive here. Surely a right choice for Halloween.
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
I did find them for sale online. Not that expensive at all. This plant would grow well in your country.
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@arunima25 (8165)
• Bangalore, India
12 Oct
@Corbin5 Thank you. I will check.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
12 Oct
I have never seen that plant yet. The flower indeed looks like the face of a bat. It find it scary to look at though, because of the bat face. I suppose, it's not a fragrant smelling plant.
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
I did not find any information regarding its fragrance, but some people may not like that kind of plant in their garden.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
13 Oct
@Corbin5 I think it looks like it has thorns and scary , so some do not like them in their garden. I won't like it too for my garden, if ever I will be given that kind of plant.
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
12 Oct
Oh, I could see how that flower would attract hummingbirds Very colorful flowers. I have a tree in my yard that has purplish flowers and have attracted hummingbirds too. Hummingbirds are so cool
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
Apparently, hummingbirds are drawn to your tree. That has to be such a fun sight to see those hummingbirds enjoy those purplish flowers.
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
12 Oct
@Corbin5 Oh yes, caught me completely by surprise as I was sunning on my deck when they happened by
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@JudyEv (134359)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
I think it looks exactly like a bat. They are not my favourite creatures.
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
I am not a fan of bats either, but I do love the colors of the bat-faces on the plant.
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@JudyEv (134359)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
@Corbin5 Yes, the plants are lovely.
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@allknowing (69325)
• India
11 Oct
Ideal for Halloween - pretty weird that face (lol)
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
It is weird, but the colors are pretty.
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@allknowing (69325)
• India
12 Oct
@Corbin5 No doubt that
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
11 Oct
. Those little bat faces won't scare a soul. Love them!
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
I think for bats, they are quite cute.
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
12 Oct
@Corbin5 Yes, real bats are another story!
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
12 Oct
That is adorable. I would love to have one or more of those plants. I wonder how they would do down here in Florida.
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
I would think the plant would do very well in Florida.
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• Oceanside, California
12 Oct
Awesome flower, and great for this time of year. I bet I could grow them here, we border Mexico. Thank you for sharing, I need to look into this one!
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
12 Oct
Oh yes, this flowering shrub would grow well in your area.