Written by Each A Plant on 15 October 2018
Preserved flowers and foliage are 100% natural flowers and greens that have undergone a preservation process to maintain their fresh appearance for several months or even years. Apart from maintaining their aesthetic appearance, preserved flowers and foliage do not require water or sunlight. Their beauty and soft delicate appearance makes it difficult to differentiate from fresh cut flowers. The substances used in the preservation process are non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-carcinogenic, non-explosive and non-chemical reactive. The solutions and colorants are the same as those used in food, medical and textile manufacturing; therefore, they do not represent any health or environmental risk.
Preserved flowers and foliage can be enjoyed for months or even years when kept in an air tight, non-humid environment. Due to the high humidity level in Singapore, avoid exposing them to moisture and direct sunlight. An air-conditioned or low humidity area around your home or workplace will be ideal for any preserved flowers and foliage.
So what exactly are the benefits of preserved flowers and foliage apart from the fact that they do not wither?
Preserved flowers and foliage are made from real flowers and plant that have grown in soil. These natural flowers and plants merely undergone a preservation process whereby water and nutrients in them are substituted with a natural formula to keep them long-lasting. Preserved flowers and foliage consume rather low energy whether being transported or stored. Henceforth, they are ecological and better for the environment than fresh flowers
Preserved flowers are long-lasting. So, they do not require to be replaced from time to time as you would for fresh flowers. Thus, they are extremely value for money. Besides, you will be able to enjoy your preserved floral arrangement for months or even up to years without the need to invest in any plant-care products.
Indeed, fresh flowers are the gems of nature. And most of us love to see fresh floral arrangement or received flower bouquets. However, fresh cut flowers are neither long-lasting nor eco-friendly. Instead of picking fresh flowers which will ultimately wither in a couple of days or weeks, why not choose preserved flowers for gifts? They are both eco-friendly and ease to keep as memento.
Care and maintenance? Preserved flowers and foliage absolutely requires nothing of such. They are simply practical for busy urban dwellers to keep in both their homes and offices. The natural formula within preserved flowers and foliage keeps them looking fresh and nice all year long without any form of maintenance. A perfect choice for flower lovers who have little time for plant care.
Long-lasting is the key for preserved flowers and foliage. They can be kept for months or even for years to come. And precisely, having a long lifespan means preserved flowers and foliage are useful for many purposes. Not only are they economical, they are practical and environmentally friendly. We are seeing increasing trends of people getting preserved flowers for home decorations, weddings and other important events since they can be kept as beautiful memento or even be recycled for the next occasion.