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Anthuriums from Hawaii are known for their especially long vase life. Depending on the variety and season, this heart-shaped favorite can retain its straight-from-the-tropics freshness for up to 45 days.
The following tips from Hawaiis tropical flower experts will help you make the most of the astonishing anthurium. Purchase flowers when the spadix (the tail-like part), which is actually a protruding floral cluster has 75 percent open miniature flowers. Youll know the anthurium is mature when the spadix changes color from a yellowish/off-white to white and its surface becomes rougher. Unpack the flowers immediately and carefully. Creasing or folding the heart-shaped part of the flower will cause the injured areas to darken.
Trim 1/2 to 1 inch off the stems, being careful not to mash them. If the flowers are wilted or flaccid upon unpacking, submerge whole flowers for 10 to 15 minutes in 70 to 80 degrees F water. Place the flowers in a clean vase and one that contains clean water (with or without a floral preservative). Avoid storing anthuriums at temperatures lower than their ideal 55 degrees F for any length of time. This way youll reduce the likelihood of a chilling injury, which causes the flower to darken.
Re-cut stems once. Use clean water - with or without a floral preservative. Keep flowers away from heat sources and drafts.
Unpack the flowers immediately. Trim up to 1/2 inch off the stems. Place the flowers in a clean vase with clean water or a commercial floral preservative. If your dendrobiums are wilted upon unpacking, simply submerge whole sprays for 10 to 15 minutes in cool tap water. Dendrobium orchids are slightly sensitive to ethylene. To avoid ethylene buildup, youll want to ensure adequate ventilation and sanitary conditions. What are the ideal storage conditions for dendrobium orchids? These tropical treasures will stay their loveliest when held in water and at 50 to 55 degrees F. Holding dendrobiums for more than a week at temperatures below 45 degrees can cause blooms to discolor or drop.
Re cut stems once or twice per week. Use clean water with or
without a floral preservative. Keep flowers away from heat sources.
Temperature: 55 to 85 degrees F. Do not expose to extreme cold.
Re cut stems once. Use clean water with or without a floral preservative.
Unpack the flowers immediately. Trim up to 1/2 inch (off of the stems,) being careful not to mash them. Remove leaves that will be in the vase solution. Protea are thirsty, so you'll want to maintain an adequate supply of clean water, preferably with a floral preservative, in, of course, a clean vase. The ideal storage temperature for all protea varieties is in a floral refrigerator between 36 - 50 degrees fahrenheit. If you notice leaf discoloration on some of your protea Minks, for example rest assured that this is a natural phenomenon and does not diminish the usability of the product. Removing leaves immediately around the flower head can enhance flower display. But keep in mind that you can obtain some control through the use of commercial floral preservatives, ideal storage temperatures, and adequate light. You can dry protea by hanging them upside down in a dark place. Or simply let your arrangement dry naturally.
Re cut stems once.