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Estil Home - Our results from drying methods

We trial and test flowers all the time,

we will update this list periodically with what has worked really well for drying and preserving and what was not so great 

updated 27/05/2020

Drying 

Hanging method

Agapanthus

banksia

Bunny tails

Corokia Bush

protea

Misty 

Statice

common reed - Needs to be sprayed regularly to reduce shedding.

palm leaf

sea holly

magnolia leaves -  can be brittle

tea tree

Wheat

roses

Lavender

Strawflower - Wired ( when we trialled natural stem drying they wilted when the humidity changed, wire them before you dry them - their sap sticks to the wire)

Celosia

Lotus pods


Vase and water method

banksia

protea

palm leaf

tea tree

sea holly

Hydrangea

 

lying flat

lotus leaves

 

Preserving 

Babies breath 

Statice

golden cane palm

 

Fails

we have high-quality control testing and want your blooms to last so here are some of the varieties we arent quite sold on yet for longevity.

Wattle - Dried well but super brittle

Protea leaves - turned Black

Waterfall - Dried but very brittle and fuff falls off plume on touch - preserving had a similar result.

Bullrush - Dries well - however, touch the flower head the wrong way and POUFF! it explodes fluffy seeds everywhere.

Leucadendrons - Very brittle after drying

Prone to wilting in the humidity

Oat grass

Strawflower

preserved billy buttons

Preserved babies breath 

Lavender

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