Frequently Asked Questions | Preserved Flowers Care Guide

What are preserved flowers?

After the fresh flowers are cut, they are then placed, stem first, into glycerine (trihydric alcohol) to undergo a rehydration process. Glycerine (also called glycerol or glycerin) is a colourless, odourless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. The glycerine is absorbed by the flower, through the stem, until it substitutes the sap. When this process is complete the final product remains soft and almost exactly like they were in nature.

How long do they last?
Preserved flowers can last for a year and, in some cases, up to 30 years if they are cared for correctly. The length of time that preserved flowers last for can depend greatly on the different methods used to display them and care for them. However they do have a much longer life spam then fresh flowers.

What can preserved flowers be used for? 
Because of their long shelf-life, preserved flowers are a popular option to create an everlasting memory out of a sentimental arrangement like a bridal bouquet.

Do dried flowers and preserved flowers smell? 
Dried flowers and preserved flowers should not smell

Why choose preserved arrangements over fresh?

- Low maintenance
- Long lasting
- No faux
- Fun colours and textures

Why doesn't the arrangement I received look exactly like the photo?
Photos are intended as a guide. All these stunning creations are unique and there may be slight variations in each arrangement depending on availability, we do try to make them as identical as possible. 

How do you care for preserved flowers?

- Do not water or spray perfume on flowers as this can cause damage.
- Display them indoors and away from direct sunlight.
- Keep them out of humid rooms and away from ventilation grilles.
- Avoid touching or fluffing them repeatedly as this may cause the flowers to break or shorten their shelf-life.