|Storage Temperature: 36 - 38 F
|Ethylene Sensitive: No
|Description: Over 200 species of foliage of widely
varying shapes. Round and oval to willow like. Numerous species grown for the
distinctively shaped seed pods.
|Colors: Foliage color varies by species.
Blue-green, Green, Dark Green, Silver-Grey.
|Botanical Facts: The name is from the Greek words eu
(well) and kalypto (to cover). Referring to how the calyx forms a lid over
the flowers in the bud. Ecualyptus oil is a herbal remedy used for respiratory
ailments. Ecualyptus is native to Australia and Tasmania.
|Design Notes: A wonderful group of fragrant
foliages which can be used to establish line, texture and create motion in a floral
|Purchasing Hints: Purchase foliage that is
turgid and pliable. Avoid foliage with wilted tips.
|Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be
below the water line. Give the woody stem a fresh break or cut. Hydrate in a
solution of warm water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours
before storage or usage.
|Additional Notes: Ecualyptus will
produce damaging levels of ethylene if water stressed. Removing leaves from
ecualyptus 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