Have you ever heard of Lisianthus? or Eustoma? No? Well, you, my friend are certainly missing out, with their array of colour and beautiful shape. And when you know the meaning of Eustoma, you will understand why this is an appropriate name for this fabulous flower.
Meaning and Symbolism
So, Eustoma – what is its true meaning? It takes its name from Ancient Greece where the flower was popular as a love charm. ‘Eu’ stands for ‘good’, ‘stoma’ for ‘mouth’. So Eustoma really means ‘good mouth’ in a sense. Is it because your mouth drops open at the sight of the beautiful, versatile lisianthus? or is there another reason?
And its symbolism? The meaning of the flowers begins with a general feeling of happiness and joy. Aside from joy, it can also symbolise contentment, peace, and love for other – making it the perfect gift!
Colours and Shapes
Eustoma, lisianthus is very versatile. Its available in white, green, blue, pink, lavender, purple and salmon, meaning it can be matched to any colour palette! Apart from being colourful, the lisianthus’s petals are very soft and delicate so handle with care! The flower itself, is a multiple bell shaped flower head with slightly succulent leaves; the flower is sold in single and double varieties- simply meaning that the petal count increases from the single to the double.
As the popularity of this flower grows in the wholesale market, florists and for DIY wedding flowers, the availability has certainly increased, knowing that they are just about available ALL year round now! Not surprising really?
Due to it’s versatility, lisianthus can be added to any theme, any colour palette and it would work beautifully! The curious blooms cheer you up and are easy to combine with other flowers.
Types of Eustoma
To get the best from your wholesale cut Eustoma / Lisianthus, read below for top tips:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
- Remove excess foliage, so that no leaves are hanging in the water.
- Place the stems in the buckets
- Leave over night to condition and have a good drink before you start working and arranging them.
- Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or surprisingly, near a fruit bowl. Interesting fact: The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers.
- Keep the flowers in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.