What Are Preserved Flowers?
Preserved flowers are fresh cut flowers that undergo a unique preservation process that leave the flowers looking natural by maintaining their original suppleness, shape, brightness and will last for several months or even years. They are 100% natural, virtually maintenance-free. And for these reasons, preserved flowers are a perfect way to make your loved one feel special.
Preserved flowers are natural flowers that are hand-picked and cut at the peak of blooming beauty, then delivered to the factory for further sorting, grading and finally processing.
Besides their fresh appearance, they are available in many unique colours, even in black. This makes your surprise even more surprising.
Fresh Flowers vs Preserved Flowers
A picture is worth a thousand words. They both be kept in the same environment.
Dried Flowers vs Preserved Flowers
A well-known method of making dried flowers is to leave them dry naturally. Once completely dry, they can undergo a colouration and setting treatment so that they regain some of their original appearances. However, they look hard and break easily. Unlike preserved flowers, even it is also a form of drying, but its process is much more sophisticated. The result is a completely natural appearance and feels as if they were freshly cut flowers.
How long does it last?
Preserved flowers can last several months or even years depending on how you care.
How to care for Preserved Flowers?
Preserved flowers are very fragile like fresh flowers, so they must be handled with care and should be treated as follows:
Are they safe?
- DO NOT WATER. They do not need water. Sprinkling water or perfume can cause damage.
- Should not be kept in high moisture areas or very dry places.
- Avoid contact with direct sunlight to prevent discoloration or fading.
- Blow with a hairdryer from a moderate distance when dusty.
The substances used in the preservation process are non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-carcinogenic, non-explosive and non-chemical reactive. The solutions and colourants are the same as those used in food and medicine. Therefore, they do not represent any health or environmental risk.
Why are Preserved Flowers more costly than Fresh Flowers?
Only the highest quality of flowers are selected for preservation.
Only non-toxic, cosmetic-grade chemicals are used in the preservation process.
On average, only 30-50% of the flowers meet the stringent quality control standards.
Benefits of Preserved Flowers over Fresh Flowers
- Prolonged Shelf Life :
Depending on storage / environmental conditions, preserved flowers can from 6 to 12 months. However, they have been known to last up to years in dry and cool conditions. As a comparison, fresh flowers typically last 1 week or less.
- Reduced Waste and Cost :
Longer shelf life means less frequent replacement. For a hotel front desk, you would need to throw away the wilted natural flowers and replace them with a new arrangement 52 times a year.
- Product Versatility :
We can change the colour of the flowers to suit the occasion or colour theme.
- Time Factor :
Preserved floral arrangements are not constrained by time pressure. Arrangements can be prepared ahead of time for collection and still look fresh on the day of your event.
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