A good Cut Flower should meet the following parameters-
- Appeal and beauty of the Cut Flower.
- Sweet fragrance of the Cut Flower.
- Long stemmed Cut Flower.
- Extended vase life of the Cut Flower.
The following features of a good Cut Flower make their trade profitable for Cut Flower growers and traders.
- More production per square foot of flower bed.
- Extended production and a productive life as long as the marketing season last.
- Ability to be marketed as Fresh Cut Flowers, while the surplus are sold as dried florals.
- Resistance to disease and pests.
- Resistance to heat and droughts.
- Relatively easy to harvest and handle.
How do i care for a good cut flower as a florist
Have you just received beautiful fresh cut flowers such as Roses, Spray Roses, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Lilies & Fillers from your wholesale flowers supplier and you know extending the life of your fresh cut flowers is critical to the success of your flower shop? We’ve got some great tips to keep the fresh flowers and the arrangements you make last longer!
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Cut stems should be placed in water immediately, as air rapidly moves into the water-conducting tissues and plugs the cells. This is why a Cut Flower that has been out of water for more than a few minutes should have a small portion of the lower stem cut off so that water moves up freely when the stem is returned to water. Cuts can be made under-water to assure the no air enters the stem.