Yes, you read it correctly Poinsettias as a cut flower, but you don’t have to just take our word for it do your own test, it might be the best thing you’ll do this month…. take a plant this week, condition it as explained below and do your own vase life test – this could be an excellent cut flower for you to use. With the correct buying it could be a good cost effective flower too.
Correct conditioning of cut Poinsettias
- Cut the stem from the plant, if necessary re-cut to get a good clean angle and the length you want to keep the flower.
- Then continue with the hot water treatment; dip the cut ends in boiling water for 20 seconds or until all air bubble are expelled from the stem.
- Immediately transfer the stem into cold water, this will seal in the milk sap
- Done… your cut poinsettia will last at least a week in water.
This treatment supersedes any quartrising with a flame that was the previous conditioning suggestion for using poinsettias as a cut flower.
Cut poinsettia looked stunning in hand ties, single bud vases or arranged with other flowers and foliage’s straight into a vase for orders, impulse purchases or corporate work.