Name: Maracas or Ginger Shampoo Flower
Color: Color can vary from a light orange or yellow to a dark cream
Availability: Available Year round
Vase Life: Minimum of 10-12 days, depending on care and handling
Packing: Our Maracas are usually packed in 5 stem bunches
Length / Height: Length can range from 60-80cms approx.
*If a chosen color and/or variety is unavailable at the time of shipping, Whole Blossoms will match the color and/or variety as closely as possible. Farm growing conditions, weather conditions, market demand, and other general forces may result in the unavailability of the flowers shown without notice.
*While online photos shown are representations of flowers available for sale, actual colors and specifications delivered may vary somewhat since flowers are a product of Mother Nature, different browser types affect the outcome of displayed photos, and computer monitors may show differences in detail, definition, contrast, brightness, and color.
Your exotic flowers just arrived! Now they need to be hydrated and processed. Carefully unpack your maracas flowers. All exotic flowers look dry upon arrival and will need to be hydrated. It is important to give your exotic flowers a couple of hours to hydrate and replenish. Depending on the variety purchased, some tropical exotic flowers may need 24 to 36 hours to hydrate and perk up.
CARE AND HANDLING FOR EXOTIC FLOWERS
- Place your exotic flowers in clean, fresh, filtered water (not cold water). Carefully remove leaves, or foliage that fall under the water level (without tearing the stem skin) to avoid the build-up of bacteria. Cut one inch off the end of the stem in a 45-degree angle (with a sharp knife NOT scissors) to allow water to be better absorbed through the stems. After cutting the stem at an angle, quickly place your tropical exotic flowers in water since it only takes a minute for the stem to dry and seal up.
- Keep your exotic flowers in a shaded, cool, relatively humid area (not cooler than 60F). Avoid placing your exotic flowers near hot surfaces or environments. Tropical exotic flowers must be in water at all times until they are ready to be used. When handling a tropical flower keep in mind that cold weather can harm them, be sure to keep them in a relative warm area away from direct sunlight.
- When storing tropical exotic flowers, do not move them from hot to cold or cold to hot temperatures to avoid that they get hypothermia. Drastic changes in temperature burns exotic flowers.
- Do not keep your tropical exotic flowers in the refrigerator overnight since many fruit and vegetable gases can damage your tropical flowers.