Sola wood flowers are a beautiful and long-lasting alternative to fresh flowers. They are made from the root of the Aeschynomene aspera plant, which is a type of legume that grows in marshy areas around the world. The roots are harvested, dried, and then carved into thin strips that are hand-shaped into flowers.
Sola wood flowers are incredibly realistic and can be dyed any color. They are also non-allergenic and do not have pollen, making them a great choice for people with allergies. Additionally, sola wood flowers are long-lasting and can be kept for years without fading or wilting.
Here are some tips for caring for sola wood flowers:
- Store them in a cool, dry place. Sola wood flowers are susceptible to mold if they are stored in humid or warm environments. The ideal storage place is a cool, dry closet or cabinet, in an open container or with plenty of silica packets and ventilation (ie. a cardboard box with some holes cut in).
- Avoid direct sunlight. Direct sunlight for an extended period of time can fade the colors of sola wood flowers and make them brittle.
- Dust them regularly. Sola wood flowers can accumulate dust over time. To dust them, use a soft bristled brush or a can of compressed air held from a distance.
- Moisten them if they get dry. If your sola wood flowers get brittle, you can moisten them with a spray bottle. Be sure to dry them completely before storing them.
- Repair any damage. If your sola wood flowers get damaged, you can repair them with a small amount of glue (do not use chemical glues such as gorilla glue or super glue as they are flammable and react to the wood). Mist the flowers to make them pliable if you need to fluff or reshape them.
- Mold prevention. If your sola wood flowers get moldy, you can spray them with a solution of vinegar and water. Be sure to dry them completely before storing them.
With a little care and attention, your sola wood flowers will last for many, many years to come.