10 Reasons To Buy Preserved Flowers

There’s always an on-going debate within consumers on whether they should get fresh flowers or preserved flowers as a gift. Most of the time, people believe that fresh flowers are better than preserved flowers because they are ‘real’ and live. However, it’s come to attention that preserved flowers are becoming more worth your penny because of a myriad of reasons behind the dollar. If you’re unsure of its benefits, continue reading on and discover why people and florists swear by preserved flowers.

1. They last longer than fresh cut flowers

On average, a fresh cut flower will last you 1 week, and 2 weeks if you’re stretching it. Afterwards, you can either hang it to dry or more commonly, trash it. Preserved flowers, on the other hand, are the stronger contender, lasting up to 1 or 2 years or even longer if you take care of it well. Here at The Floral Keep, we have had arrangements made for ourselves since the start of our operation back in December of 2019.

2. They cost cheaper than fresh flowers

Based on price tags, preserved flowers can be slightly more expensive than fresh flowers. On average, fresh flowers can go anywhere from $40 - $80, whereas preserved flowers generally start from $60. However, taking into account how long it will last, that means that your average annual expense on flowers is less. For example, you frequently buy flowers to decorate your home. With preserved flowers, you will probably cut down the amount of buying by at least 70% if not more. Because you are able to keep the flowers, you don’t have to keep buying them to replenish your decor. With The Floral Keep, we try our best to price our flowers as close to fresh flowers as possible, making them one of the most affordable preserved flowers you can get in Singapore.

3. The quality is guaranteed

An unfortunate truth is that most people that have bought or received fresh flowers have come across a bad bouquet - withering petals, leaves and other defects. This happens because florists that are not able to move their stock quickly enough, end up using a few day old flowers for your order to avoid waste and a profit loss. With preserved flowers, the quality of each element in your bouquet or arrangement is guaranteed. The preserved flowers ensure that the petals stay firm and that droppage is to a minimum (of course, with the exception of some grasses like pampas).

4. They are easy to maintain

Preserved flowers only have a few instructions with regards to maintenance.

  1. Do not put them in water or have water/liquid touch them

  2. Keep them away from sunlight

  3. Put them in a well ventilated area

Which basically translates to: You may put your flower on a table or display shelf!

5. No sensitivities & allergies

Fresh flowers may sometimes carry pollen or sharp smells that may irritate someone who is sensitive or allergic to such flowers. With preserved flowers, it eliminates all smells and pollen, making it allergy friendly and not attractive to bugs and insects.

6. Environmentally friendly

Water conservation efforts are very important, making preserved flowers environmentally friendly! Without the need to water them every day, you are taking a small step in the right direction to help our Mother Earth.

7. Fits into any living/work space

Those flower decor you see in shops & restaurants? Yeap, it is preserved & dried. The Floral Keep’s products are all customisable, which allows you to create a look that suits the color scheme of any place you have in mind, with different sizes and arrangement types.

8. There are more colours & they stay vibrant

Because of how flower preservation works, we are able to create colours in roses and other types of flowers that are not naturally found. This does not mean that your preserved flower will look fake. It means that you get to choose your favourite colours. From mint green, deep blues & purples, to even gold and tiffany blue. What’s better? The colours won’t fade and will remain as vibrant as when you first got them.

9. They don’t shrink

Fresh flowers shrink over time due to its loss in water content, which does not affect preserved flowers the same. They stay plump and firm throughout the entire time and will only become soft if exposed to a humid/wet environment.

10. They are light-weight

Fresh flower bouquets and arrangements can definitely become a heavy thing to carry. That is mainly because of how much water there is in the flowers, and also the additional water pouch/foam that is needed to keep them fresh until you can take over the watering process. Preserved flowers, on the other hand, do not have all the excess water weight and thus make carrying a huge bouquet of flowers tremendously easier.

We hope that these 10 reasons to buy preserved flowers have convinced you to make a more informed purchase decision. If you are interested in getting any type of preserved and dried flower bouquet, arrangement or wreath done, The Floral Keep is open from 12pm to 12am every day excluding Saturdays (though we have on occasion accepted Saturday orders if we are available). Visit our website www.thefloralkeep.com to browse our collection of affordable preserved bouquets.