flower spotlight: winter tropical bouquet
Clubs of America | Mar 06, 2018
In this very chilly winter season, nothing is better than a bright tropical bouquet to brighten your day!
These tropical flowers will convey a sense of warm tropical breezes and bring joy and cheer to the recipients!
This winter bouquet consists of a broad variety of tropical flowers with bright colors to liven up your home or office. We included a stem of heliconia, a couple of stems of psittacorum, a bird of paradise and our red ginger. While generally considered a tropical plant, the Bird of Paradise plant (Strelitzia reginae) is actually a native of South Africa and is closely related to the Banana plant. The plant derives its’ name from the unique flower which resembles a colorful bird in flight with its combination of blue and yellow petals when in full bloom.
We have combined the Bird of Paradise flower with an assortment of Tropical flowers and foliage to come up with a very unique and lovely bouquet.
There are about 200 species of Heliconia in many sizes native to the Americas, the Pacific Islands and Indonesia. In Costa Rica, you can find most of them growing in the wild throughout the country. Boarded by Panama to the South and Nicaragua to the North, the country has only 0.03% of the Earth’s surface but contains almost 6% of the World’s biodiversity. With micro climates of subtropical rain forests to towering volcanoes, the country is ideal for the cultivation of the most beautiful flowers.
This Winter Tropical Bouquet featured this month consists of some Bird of Paradise, some Heliconia, and some Red Ginger along with an assortment of colorful foliage including some black ti, monstera leaf, and palm leaf. A sure favorite from your Flowers of the Month Club!
1) Your favorite Flower of the Month Club recommends immersing your Winter Tropical Bouquet in room temperature water for about 5 minutes to bring them to room temperature.
2) Cut off one-quarter to one-half inch from each stem, being careful to avoid damage. Use a very sharp knife, with the cut made under running water or submerged in water. Immediately place the stems in the cool water-filled container.
3) In all cases, the water should be cool when you make your arrangement. For longest vase life, replace the water every two to three days, use the plant food enclosed and re-cut all stems.
4) Keep flowers away from drafts and sources of heat. Never refrigerate tropical flowers.
Want to learn more about our exotic flowers we ship monthly? Check out our Flower of the Month Club!