The amaryllis is a flower that fits perfectly with Christmas because its large flowers bring atmosphere and warmth into the home. In December we are now also seeing this Christmas flower as a bulb covered in wax, decorated with glitter or patterns, or wrapped in a jumper. We’d like to tell you more about this eyecatcher.
The wax amaryllis bulb
The wax amaryllis is an amaryllis bulb that has been dipped in candle wax and often also decorated with glitter, patterns or paint. This ‘dry bloomer’ does not need any water. That is because the wax acts as a protective layer for the bulb, ensuring that no moisture escapes through the sides of the bulb and the bulb is not damaged.
Wax amaryllis bulbs often come from South America, from Brazil or Peru. The climate here is warmer. The bulbs have already had 6 to 8 weeks of warmth so that they bloom as soon as you bring them home.
Amaryllis in bloom
A stately hollow stem emerges from a bulb, on which smooth buds then develop. These open into voluminous calyxes with velvety petals in white, salmon, red, pink or even green. The flowers can reach a diameter of 20 cm. From the time when the stem emerges to full flowering is approximately 6 to 8 weeks. During this period it is important to give the pot a quarter turn every few days to prevent the stem from growing towards the sun and therefore ending up crooked. An amaryllis flowers for 3 to 6 weeks. The flowers bloom, and when they are exhausted a new stem may even appear that ultimately delivers even more flowers.
No Water Flowers® wax amaryllis
A great brand amongst the wax amaryllis bulbs is No Water Flowers®. These amaryllis bulbs have been specially selected for the energy that they contain in order to be able to grow and flower without water. Thanks to the various colours, they work in any interior. They are supplied with a unique metal support. This means that the wax amaryllis bulb can easily be placed anywhere and is always stable.
There are many surprising variants within the range of No Water Flowers® wax amaryllis bulbs. Such as the Fashionz collection, a design where the bulbs are dressed in a tiny jumper. You will certainly draw your customers’ attention in store with these eyecatchers.