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Chamelaucium, Wax Flower
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Common Names: Chamelaucium, Wax Flower
Botanical Name: Chamelaucium, (cham-ee-LAW-si-um)
Availability:  September through May
Vase Life:  7 to 10 days.
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Storage Temperature:  36 - 38 F
Ethylene Sensitive: Yes
Description: Star shaped blossoms of five petals.   The foliage is needlelike, on woody branching stems.
Colors: White, pink, lavender and bi-color.
Botanical Facts: Related to eucalyptus.   Foliage releases a delightful lemon - citrus fragrance when crushed.
Design Notes: Wonderful filler flower.   Flexible branches give motion to larger vase arrangements.
Purchasing Hints:  Purchase when one quarter of the blossoms are open.  Branches should be very pliable.
Conditioning:  Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Cut under water with a sharp knife.  Hydrate in a solution of warm water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage or usage.
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