Treat with a spray or dip designed and proven to reduce water loss and/or extend life. Misting with water may also be helpful.
Store at 36-41 F with stem ends in water, or soak stems in water lying flat on plastic.
Stems are often wired together for strength, popular in wedding work.
For those Chain of Life Network Members wanting more detailed information about the florists’ greens industry, it is highly recommended that Robert Stamps’ article entitled Florists’ Botanicals (2001) be read.