Amaryllis 'Black Pearl' red

Hippeastrum 'Black Pearl'

Amaryllis 'Black Pearl' red

Hippeastrum 'Black Pearl'
Amaryllis 'Black Pearl' (Hippeastrum) has large blooms in an unusually dark red shade with an almost black centre. The large beautifully shaped flowers are a joy to behold and 'Black Pearl' is fabulous in either a vase or a flower arrangement. The amaryllis flowers already, several weeks after being potted.
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Amaryllis 'Black Pearl' red
Amaryllis 'Black Pearl' red
Amaryllis 'Black Pearl' red
Specifications:
Latin name: Hippeastrum 'Black Pearl'
Delivery type: Supplied as bulb or tuber
Guarantee: 1 year growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Red
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: Yes
Bulb circumference: 26 - 28 cm
Planting+

Hippeastrum 'Black Pearl' is quite easy to grow indoors. If it can not be planted immediately after receipt store in a cool place. Plant in a sturdy pot filled with fresh potting compost. Cover the bottom of the pot with a layer of potsherds or hydro granules. Approximately one third of the bulb should protrude above the soil. Water well and place in full daylight and enjoy the wonderful wealth of flowers. Avoid watering on the bulb. Every few days turn the pot so that the plant gets equal amount of daylight.

Care+

Water in small amounts at first and then as you see the leaves and buds growing you can water more often. At this stage, you should add plant food regularly when watering. During the flowering period place the pot away from direct sunlight, they will then remain beautiful for a longer time. After the flowering period cut the flowers off and the stem can be removed when it begins to wilt.

Keeping Hippeastrum through the winter

Continue to water and feed your Hippeastrum 'Black Pearl' even after the flowering period so that the bulb can store sufficient food. Stop watering in September as round about this time the leaves start to die. Keep the bulb in a cool, dark place and repot in December to encourage growth once again.

Extra+

Hippeastrum 'Black Pearl' has dark red petals with an almost black heart. The beautifully shaped flowers are a joy to behold. Perfect in a vase. Hippeastrum is still well-known by its old name, amaryllils.

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