7 Benefits Preserved Flowers Have Over Ordinary Ones
Preserved flowers are a natural alternative to ordinary flowers, with multiple advantages over them. They are exactly what they look like - 100% natural flowers that have undergone a process of preservation to keep them fresh and beautiful for 12+ months.
In fact, chances are you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between preserved and fresh-cut flowers. They retain the elegance and vibrant appearance of ordinary flowers, but also introduce a variety of benefits, seven of which you'll learn about below.
Preserved Flowers Don’t Need Water
The preservation process involves organic ingredients which are non-toxic to both humans and pets. Glycerin, the key component of the preservation process, is even used as an ingredient in food to preserve moisture, as well as in creams for sensitive, dry skin. It helps bond water inside organic tissue and prevents evaporation.
That means you'll never need to water your preserved flowers! They simply don't need it, so it’s best to keep them away from water and high humidity to prolong their life.
Preserved Flowers Are Long-Lasting
As mentioned, preserved flowers can last for 12+ months with proper care. To truly put that into perspective, that means they will last up to 50 times longer than ordinary flowers. If they are given as a gift for a birthday, anniversary, or yearly holiday, they will last until the next one or longer! This can turn flowers from a thoughtful gift into a lasting memento that will continue to bring joy for months to come.
For this reason, preserved flowers are much better suited as decorations, instead of ordinary flowers that wither quickly, or synthetic flowers which simply never feel real enough. Their long shelf life also opens the door for other conveniences, namely economical and practical ones.
Preserved Flowers Are Economical
It goes without saying that they will outlast ordinary flowers by far, but they also stay economical for multiple reasons. Especially to someone who can’t imagine their day without flower décor around them. Since they don’t need constant replacements, they make a great gift for a frugal person who appreciates flowers, but is hesitant to invest in fresh-cut flowers on a regular basis.
If used for decoration, they are more affordable to maintain and replace than ordinary withering flowers. Imagine what a change they can bring to a workplace or office that appreciates flower décor and we are only getting started with their convenience.
Preserved Flowers Are Practical
It’s a shame when beautiful flowers are wasted and thrown away. The great thing about preserved flowers is that, once you purchase them, the clock isn’t ticking. There’s plenty of time to place them in an ideal spot, show them to someone, or present them as a unique gift.
A party or date can get canceled, but they can still be gifted weeks later. A busy person who never had time to deal with ordinary flowers can enjoy them fully on their own terms. They can be left alone for prolonged periods of time and look exactly like when they were left. The biggest advantage they bring is time.
Preserved Flowers Are Eco-Friendly
It’s worth mentioning how big of a green impact they can make. They leave no reason to be concerned for the environment. In fact, they help alleviate some of its problems. We mentioned how they can outlast ordinary flowers 50 times over. Consequently, the resources required for a person to own them, compared to replacing ordinary flowers multiple times, are greatly reduced.
This means less water, fertilizer, and soil are required. Since they’re easy to store and transport, they create less packaging in landfills, and minimize energy consumption. For an eco-conscious individual, they are of no concern, and only of great merit.
They Are Incredibly Easy To Care For
Compared to preserved flowers, ordinary flowers feel like a chore. Watering, taking care of the stems, cutting, pruning, and many more routines are involved with fresh-cut flowers. Preserved flowers require next to nothing on the owner’s end. It’s more than enough to be mindful of their placement, and their bad reaction to high-humidity.
If preserved flowers are placed in a well-ventilated area, out of the way of direct sunlight and outdoor disturbance, they will require nothing more than an occasional light dusting. They do get more fragile as they age, so gentle touching is required, and that’s all there is to it.
They Are A Novelty Gift For Any Occasion!
Florists who prepare preserved flowers can afford to put much more work into them compared to their ordinary counterparts. Since preserved flowers will last, they are worth investing creativity into. You can find preserved flowers in a diverse range of colors, accents, finishes, and arrangements. It’s impossible to not leave a strong impression with them.
The fact that they were carefully prepared, arranged, and then chosen by you, leaves an impression of thought and investment. They will be a part of someone’s day and décor for a year to come. While they can’t last forever, they will stay memorable for a lifetime, a lot longer than ordinary flowers ever could.
If you’d like to explore the styles they come in, take a peek at our Glam Fleur Exclusives. Thank you for wishing to learn more about preserved flowers and the impact they make.