Eucalyptus (Flowering)

There are literally dozens of Eucalyptus varieties available within the floral trade, with most varieties exhibiting a distinct Eucalyptus aroma. Each Variety has its own unique characteristics. The leaves may be round, oval or tapered, loosely branched, or arranged along an erect stem. Available year-round and very long lasting blue-green foliage. The flowers are creamy white and yellow.

Family: Myrtaceae
Species: Eucalyptus tetragona; Eucalyptus youngiana
Origin: Western Australia
Symbolizes: From Greek word "eu" (well) and "kalypto" (to cover), refers to how calyx forms a cap over the flower. For Aboriginals the eucalyptus tree is holy representing the division of Heaven and Earth. It is said to have a purifying effect on a spiritual level. You can remove negative energy by burning eucalyptus leaves.
Also Known As: Tallerack, Gum

Care, Handling & Design

Temperature: 34-38F (1-3C)
Humidity: 75-85%
Water: Medium water quality, avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 7-21 days depending on species.

What to Look for When Purchasing

Foliage should be uniform in color and free of interveinal chlorosis. Harvest when caps are starting to lift from the flowers.

Foam Info

Performs well

Design Tips

The silvery-gray foliage can be used as a filler in fresh arrangements, dried in dry arrangements, or used in potpourri. Eucalyptus has the added benefit of a wonderful, clean fragrance. The foliage tones, from grey-blue to grey-green, are flattering to most flowers. Eucalyptus is extremely long lasting. Treat with a finishing spray to keep eucalyptus fresh and hydrated. Removing leaves from Eucalyptus will produce a sticky residue. This can be removed from your hands by using a soap that contains lanolin. You may want to use gloves when working with Eucalyptus.

Ethylene Sensitivity

Produces ethylene when under water stress, but ethylene is not a concern under non-stress conditions.

Pest & Disease Information

Eucalyptus is very resilient to diseases post-harvest.

Troubleshooting

Dehydration, leave yellowing, weak tops. Eucalyptus should never be exposed to freezing temperatures. Before using it in floral arrangements, Eucalyptus stems should be re-cut and put in fresh lukewarm water with floral food. If the tips are very tender and soft, allow it to draw water up to the tips. Eucalyptus is not sensitive to ethylene, but if the foliage is poorly handled, is warm, and water-stressed, it can produce concentrations of ethylene that could damage ethylene-sensitive flowers.

Product Usage

For optimal care of Eucalyptus (Flowering), please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.

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Clean & Disinfect
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner 
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner 
FloraLife® Cleaner
FloraLife® Cleaner  
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus   
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant        
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®        
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner        
Hydrate
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100      
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100        
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea          
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100        
FloraLife® Bulb 100
FloraLife® Bulb 100          
FloraLife® Quick Dip
FloraLife® Quick Dip    
Treat
EthylBloc™ Sachet
EthylBloc™ Sachet     
EthylBloc™ Tablet
EthylBloc™ Tablet     
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit    
FloraLife® PRG
FloraLife® PRG 
FloraLife® Charger 100
FloraLife® Charger 100          
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100          
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100          
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100          
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA          
Store & Transport
FloraLife® 200
FloraLife® 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200
FloraLife® Clear 200   
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200          
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Express Clear 200
FloraLife® Express Clear 200   
FloraLife® Transport Paper
FloraLife® Transport Paper       
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap   
Feed
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300          
FloraLife Crystal Clear®
FloraLife Crystal Clear®      
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA      
FloraLife® Clear 300
FloraLife® Clear 300      
FloraLife® Express Universal 300
FloraLife® Express Universal 300      
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300      
FloraLife® Flower Food 300
FloraLife® Flower Food 300      
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300          
FloraLife® Special Blend 300
FloraLife® Special Blend 300      
Finish
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory   
FloraLife® Finishing Touch
FloraLife® Finishing Touch   
FloraLife® HydroSpray
FloraLife® HydroSpray    
FloraLife® LeafShine
FloraLife® LeafShine   
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free   
FloraLife® MaxShine
FloraLife® MaxShine    
Dose
FloraLife® Blend Center
FloraLife® Blend Center 
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector 
Customer Care
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300 Packets          
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets  
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets