Common Names: Brunia, Spray Brunia
Botanical names: Brunia noduliflora
Availability: Year round
Vase life: 2 weeks or more
Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit
Ethylene Sensitive: No
Description: A cluster of knobby, green to grayish-brown fruiting heads on a woody stalk above feathery leaves.
Color: Green to grayish-brown. There is also a silver colored variety.
Botanical facts: Brunia is native to South Africa.
Design notes: Brunia fruit and foliage are very long lasting. Brunia is used as a filler in fresh and dried floral arrangements. The knobby fruiting heads add delightful texture to designs.
Purchasing hints: Look for fresh, pliable foliage and flexible stems. Knobby fruit should be turgid and without any discoloration.
Conditioning: Cut stem ends with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.
Additional notes: Brunia symbolises chivalry, especially the silver variety