Ranunculus – for a flower so pretty, its name certainly stumbles across the tongue, doesn’t it? Apparently, these affordable, long lasting blooms take their name from the Latin word for Little Frog, perhaps named for the many varieties that flourish near water. Ranunculus care and handling is the topic of the latest Floralife article in July’s LivRio Magazine!
“Receiving Ranunculus as buds, or with a tight cut point, you can expect anywhere from 5-7 days vase life. These multi-layered petals are an absolute feast for the senses as they open. When the delicate, paper thin layers unfurl, they reveal gorgeous tone on tone colors, giving a completely unique look to every bloom. Artfully arranged in clusters as stand-alone arrangements, or in bouquets mixed with other flowers, Ranunculus give a superb look to any design.” LivRio, July 2018
The various members of the Ranunculus family (buttercups, spearworts, etc.) face their own challenges. Floralife’s article covers some common defects, such as limp stems and petals, brown stem tips, brown centers, and yellowed or burned leaves.
Then we cover a bunch of useful Ranunculus handling tips, including:
- Preventing botrytis
- Dealing with ethylene sensitivity
- Proper sanitation
- The dangers of metal/galvanized buckets
- The dangers of water treated with softeners (salt!!)
- And others.
Floralife Loves Ranunculus!
The article also lists useful Floralife products to help you care for your Ranunculus, including: Ethylbloc, D.C.D.® Cleaner, no-cut Express Technology and Quick Dip. Be sure to check out the July issue of LivRio Magazine today!
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