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We are used to buying flowers from garden cuttings for traditional bouquets: roses, irises, lilies of the valley, etc. But sometimes you want to get away from banal solutions and indoor flowers are more useful than ever.
But in such a bouquet, it is important to choose the right flowers, since if they are short-lived due to genetic factors, no stimulants can save them.
Not suitable for a bouquet of fuchsia and ever-flowering begonia, balsam, achimenes and abutilon. Do not stick to the cut of brunfelsia and brovallia, hibiscus quickly withers, colorful branches of coleus (decorative nettle), quickly loses the appearance of Fittonia.
Here is a list of indoor flowers that can be used in bouquets:
The technology for making a bridal bouquet from indoor flowers may differ slightly from the usual one. Most flowers are cut with a peduncle or twig, for example, Dipladenia or Hippeastrum, Zantedexia (Calla), but some plants can be included in the bouquet by cutting off not only the peduncle, but also part of the bush or rosette - this applies to bromeliads (Bilbergia, Vriezia), Calceolaria. If only the peduncle is cut off from these plants, the flowers will quickly fade, but if you remove part of the leaves from the calciolaria or violet bush, cut the roots, moisten and wrap the bottom of the bush with a film, it will be alive and colorful for several days!
To prolong the preservation of plants and flowers in a bouquet, you need to hold the cut stems and peduncles for 30 minutes in a stimulant solution: 4 drops of Zircon per 1 liter of water, or 1 tablet of succinic acid per 1 liter of water.
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The best indoor flowers for a bouquet
In the USA and Europe, Medinilla is very popular in wedding bouquets, they form chic pink clusters-inflorescences, and Stefanotis, but these plants are quite rare in our homes, but the adorable Hoyi, on the contrary, are quite popular, they stay in the cut for a very long time, ideal for a bridal bouquet. colors - most varieties with a white corolla.
Phalaenopsis are ideal and available for sale, cut off without stimulants in a bouquet of inflorescences last from 5 days, all other orchids are more rare, but no less good in cutting. All these flowers are also good in that you do not need to spoil the plant itself, it is enough to cut off a branch or peduncle.
Of deciduous plants, the following are better suited for a bouquet: Zamiaculcas, Kaladium, Arrowroot, Monstera, Ivy and Palm twigs - cut branches retain their freshness for a long time if the tips of the shoots are wrapped in wet moss and cling film.
The bride's bouquet is not a basket of flowers, it should fit in the hand and be an adornment, not a burden, so you should not take the first beautiful flower that comes across or try to disguise a pot in a beautiful wrapper.