Name: Protea Pin Cushion
Vase Life: 5 days minimum, depending on care and handling
Availability: Year Round
Size: Length ranges from 11-20 inches and the blooms are from 2-3 inches wide
*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.
As a flower wholesaler, Whole Blossoms imports and distributes over 1,500 unique flower varieties weekly.
Your Protea just arrived! Now they need to be hydrated and processed. All flowers look dry upon arrival and will need to be hydrated. It is important to give your fresh flowers a couple of hours to hydrate and replenish. Depending on the variety purchased, some fresh cut flowers may need 24 to 36 hours to hydrate and perk up.
CARE AND HANDLING FOR PROTEA
- Place your Protea in clean, fresh, filtered 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 flowers in water since it only takes a minute for the stem to dry and seal up.
- Keep your Protea in a shaded, cool, relatively humid area (not cooler than 40F). Avoid placing your tropical flowers near hot surfaces or environments. Your Protea must be in water at all times until they are ready to be used.
- When storing your tropical 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 flowers. If you are not planning on using your tropical flowers within a short period of time, refrigeration is recommended.
- Do not keep your tropical flowers in the refrigerator overnight since many fruit and vegetable gases can damage your fresh flowers.