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Do eco-friendly floral preservative solutions prolong vase life better than chemical solutions?

Cut flowers have become an export income in the global floriculture market. They have multiple uses, such as for home beautification, in ceremonies (including weddings and funerals), and as symbols of love, appreciation, respect, etc., in society. Each type of cut flower has a different vase life and the longevity of their freshness is linked to preharvest, harvest, and post-harvest tools and conditions.

The postharvest quality and vase life must be considered in order to obtain the desirable qualities of cut flowers, and factors that affect this are important in the floral industry. The use of floral preservative solutions is good practice for prolonging the vase life of cut flowers. Currently, the eco-friendly solutions, which are used as floral preservatives for extending cut flower vase life, have been discovered to be a low-cost and organic alternative as compared to chemical solutions.

However, there are certain problems associated with the use of chemical and eco-friendly solutions. In this review, the researchers summarize several potential approaches to improve flower vase life and discuss the best choices for holding-preservative-solution practices.

Read the complete research at www.researchgate.net.

Nguyen, Toan & Lim, Jin Hee. (2021). Do Eco-Friendly Floral Preservative Solutions Prolong Vase Life Better Than Chemical Solutions?. Horticulturae. 7. 1-11. 10.3390/horticulturae7100415. 


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