What are preserved roses?
Preserved roses are a rising trend that has taken the flower industry by storm lately.
They are real roses that are frozen in time, preserving their beauty to last for more than just a fleeting moment – up to five years to be exact!
Read on to find out more about preserved roses and how they are made.
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How are preserved roses made?
To be clear, preserved roses are not the same as fake flowers or dried flowers.
They are not made of plastic or any other material. Preserved roses come from 100% real, once-alive roses.
To make a preserved rose, a rose is cut when it is at a perfect full bloom.
The freshly cut rose is then put into a mixture of non-toxic glycerine, proteins, sugar, and other plant elements.
The special chemicals rehydrate the rose petals and replaces the sap within it, allowing the petals to stay moist and supple permanently.
The whole process takes one to two weeks.
After the preservation process is completed, what you get is a vibrant, natural-looking rose that can last for three to five years.
Gone are the days where a beautiful bouquet has to be thrown away in a week – with preserved roses, you can keep your flowers fresh looking for years.
Not only does this reduce waste, it allows you to keep your memories for longer.
How to care for preserved roses?
In short, you don’t need any special care instructions for preserved roses.
They are much hardier than regular flowers.
To maximise the lifespan of your preserved roses, keep them away from direct sunlight, and do not wet them.
If you want to clean them, do it gently with a dry tissue.
Benefits of preserved roses
Preserved roses look exactly like the real thing, but they also last longer and are better for the environment.
When given as a gift, it allows the recipient to keep it for much longer, creating more sentimentality.
It also reduces the wastage previously associated with cut flowers, as preserved roses do not have to be thrown out when they wilt – for they never do.
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