An Italian company is offering sustainably-produced stabilized flowers that last for years and which reduce their CO2 footprint.
Stabilized flowers are fresh flowers that are picked when they are in bloom and are then subjected to a process that stops their growth and replaces their natural sap with a biochemical substance. The structure of these flowers is kept fully intact this way and they even keep their scent. It is as if time stands still after that. Flowers like these can last for years and their foliage is also stabilized.
Stabilized flowers are an alternative for both fresh and artificial flowers
The stabilization process is made up of three parts. First, flowers are partially hydrated in a room and temporarily lose their colors. Then the flowers are submerged in a liquid at the base of their branches. The process uses polypropylene glycerol and water.