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Caring for Cut Flowers

WATER AND PRESERVATIVE TAP WATER There’s no need to waste money on expensive bottled water for use in the vase. if you have access to clean, good quality tap water. The average temperature of tap water (10-15 degrees Celsius) is actually perfect for cut flowers. If the tap water is of high quality you may […]

ALSTROMERIA

ALSTROMERIA GENUS SPECIES: Alstroemeria aurantiaca FAMILY: Alstroemeriaceae COMMON NAME: Peruvian lily ORIGIN & HISTORY: Originally Alstromeria is from Chile, Peru and Brazil. It was developed as a cut flower in England and Holland. The flower is named after Baron Claus von Alstroemer. The plants seeds were collected by Baron on a trip to South America […]

ETHYLENE GAS

Ethylene gas is an odourless, colourless, natural plant hormone. It is also a by-product of man-made processes like combustion. Ethylene gas speeds up the process of deterioration in sensitive flowers and can even kill them. In a natural environment ethylene is emitted by ripe fruit as well as dead or damaged flowers and foliage. In […]