Anthurium 'Black Love'
Anthurium 'Black Love'
Also known as
Flamingo Flower 'Black Love'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Anthurium 'Black Love' Overview
Anthurium 'Black Love' is a hybrid Anthurium that has produced an evergreen perennial foliage plant with a tropical feel. This cultivar grows without the need for soil substrate and is thus termed epiphytic. It produces un-showy inflorescences and is grown more often for the foliage over the flowers. Leaves are heart-shaped, stiff and dark green-black in colour. Commonly called a Flamingo flower, this cultivars name of Black Love refers to the head turning deep purple-black coloured spathes surrounding the plants discrete flowers, arranged on spikes. These small flowers lead onto large orange berry fruits. This genus is commonly grown outdoors in tropical gardens and they are prized across the world as houseplants or tender patio plants in temperate climates. With slight care and attention, you can enjoy a touch of the tropics all year round in your home!
How to harvest Anthurium 'Black Love'
Harvest after 3 – 6 months of planting. Each leaf unfolds to produce one flower. Flowers are harvested when the spathe completely unfurls and the spadix is well developed with one-third of bisexual flowers open. Harvesting has to be done during cooler parts of the day i.e. early morning or late evening. In general, the blooms are placed in water held in plastic buckets immediately after cutting from the plant. Delay in keeping in water allows air entry into the stem and causes blockage of the vascular vessels. Cut flowers after harvest should be shifted to pre-cooling chambers in refrigerated vehicles having 2-4°C temperature as they deteriorate most rapidly at high temperature.
How to propagate Anthurium 'Black Love'
Top off the stem with few roots of 3 to 4 year old plants, remove and plant. Each cutting should have a single eye or bud to produce good new roots.
Can be propagated by dividing the stem with the roots in the spring and potting the separated pieces. Keep warm in an enclosed glass case with high humidity for a few weeks.
Sow seeds, as soon as they have ripened, in shallow earthenware pans filled with chopped sphagnum moss, charcoal and sand. Cover the pan with a piece of glass or plastic and place in a warm area.
Special features of Anthurium 'Black Love'
Attractive waxy blooms.
If you are growing this plant as a houseplant, half and half mix of potting soil and orchid soil or perlite will provide the kind of soil anthuriums thrive in.
Other uses of Anthurium 'Black Love'
A low maintenance plant ideal for containers indoors or very sheltered patios/courtyards. Can also be used for cut flowers.
Popular pot plant to add colour indoors or cut flower to use in special bouquets.