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Lisianthus Care: Enhance the Beauty of Your Bouquets 

Lisianthus, with their delicate, ruffled blooms and exquisite range of colours, add a touch of elegance to any bouquet. Often resembling roses or tulips when fully open, lisianthus symbolise appreciation, gratitude, and charisma. Here's a guide from KS Flowers on maximizing the lifespan of your lisianthus bouquets, ensuring they grace your home with their beauty for as long as possible. 

Choosing the Freshest Lisianthus 

Your lisianthus care journey begins with selecting a fresh and vibrant bouquet. Look for:
  • A Mix of Buds and Blooms: Choose lisianthus with a few open flowers at the top and several buds along the stem. This ensures a long-lasting display.
  • Vibrant Colour: Opt for lisianthus with rich, saturated colours and avoid any with faded or discoloured petals.
  • Healthy Stems and Leaves: Look for sturdy, green stems and vibrant leaves. Avoid any with signs of wilting, yellowing, or brown spots.
Pro Tip: Always choose your lisianthus from a reputable florist, like KS Flowers, where the flowers receive expert handling and optimal freshness is guaranteed.

Lisianthus Care at Home 

  • Clean Vase: Thoroughly wash your vase with warm, soapy water to eliminate bacteria that can shorten flower lifespan.
  • Fresh Cut: Trim the stems at a 45-degree angle, removing about an inch off the bottom. This maximises water absorption.
  • Hydration is Key: Fill your vase with cool, clean water. Lisianthus appreciate a generous amount of water.
  • Flower Food: Add flower food to the water to provide essential nutrients and help your lisianthus last longer.
  • Cool Location: Keep your lisianthus bouquet away from direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources. They prefer a cool, slightly shaded spot.
  • Handle with Care: Lisianthus have delicate stems. Avoid bruising them for the longest possible bloom time.

Additional Tips for Long-Lasting Lisianthus 

  • Change the Water Regularly: Replace the vase water every couple of days to prevent bacteria build-up.
  • Recur the Stems: Periodically re-trim the stems at an angle to maintain optimal water uptake.
  • Enjoy the Transformation: Each lisianthus stem produces multiple buds that open gradually, providing a beautiful and ever-changing display.

Enjoy Your Beautiful Lisianthus! 

With proper care, your lisianthus bouquet can bring elegance and charm into your home for a week or even longer. Their gradual opening adds an extra dimension to their beauty! 

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History of Lisianthus 

  • Prairie Origins: Lisianthus, also known as prairie gentian, is native to warm regions of North America, from the grasslands of the United States down through Mexico.
  • Traditional Use: Native American tribes reportedly used lisianthus for medicinal purposes, such as creating a treatment for fever.
  • Victorian "Discovery": European botanists took note of lisianthus in the Victorian era, and it began to gain recognition for its beauty.
  • Recent Popularity: While long admired, it's only in recent decades that lisianthus has become a cut-flower superstar, thanks to breeding advancements creating double-flowered varieties and a wider color range.

Did You Know? Fun Facts About Lisianthus 

  • Rose Substitute: Lisianthus, especially double-flowered varieties, are often used as an alternative to roses in bouquets, offering a similar romance but often with a longer vase life.
  • Colour Extravaganza: Lisianthus come in a stunning array of soft pastels, vibrant hues, and even bicolours.
  • Symbol of Appreciation: In the language of flowers, lisianthus represent appreciation, gratitude, and charisma.
  • Bittersweet Taste: While beautiful, lisianthus flowers and other plant parts have a very bitter taste.

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