Cut Flower Care and Handling: Anthurium

anthuriumFloralife has expanded the Flower Care and Handling section of our website to offer a bunch of useful tips for the postharvest processing of many different varieties of cut flowers. Grower, wholesaler, retailer, enthusiast – there’s something for everybody. Let’s go down the list! Today’s star is the Anthurium!

Anthurium, also known as Flamingo Lily, Tailflower, Painter’s Pallete, Laceleaf or Oilcloth Flower is native to South America. They are typically red, but they also come in a variety of colors including white, yellow, orange, green, pink, purple and multi-colored.

As always, Floralife has some practical Anthurium care and handling tips for the grower, the wholesaler and the retailer. Here is a preview.

For the grower, you will find recommendations on processing, such as making sure the harvested Anthurium should be hydrated immediately in a solution of Hydraflor® 100, especially if you intend to ship them by dry pack. We also offer storage and transport tips for you, along with recommendations on effective Floralife products to get the job done.

For the Wholesaler and Retailer, it’s helpful to realize that different varieties can have different qualities, and may not be suited for every location. So study up and purchase wisely. You will also read about what to look for (bright colors, glossy spathes, etc.) and what to avoid (black spots, blackening color, etc.)

You will want to unpack them immediately and recut the stems. If you have time and lots of stems, hydrate in a solution of Hydraflor® 100. If time is tight and stems are fewer, use Floralife® Quick Dip 100 to improve intake.

The article wraps up with tips on storage, cleaning (D.C.D.!) and customer satisfaction. Don’t forget the finishing spray!

There’s much more at the original piece, so check it out! How about you? Are you a fan of the Anthurium? Let us know in the comments section!