In the Bloomify lab, we are working on a secret project. The results were so cool and fortuitous that I just had to share. The secret is now out in the open!
Aside from our maintenance free plant terrariums, we are working on liquid solution to prolong the life of a cut flower bouquets, more specifically cut roses. Typically, the cut rose stems you buy in stores can last a few days if you add the included flower preservative until they wither and die. Such fleeting beauty! Our mission was extend the life of cut roses from days to a few weeks, to give people more time to enjoy the blossoms.
Currently our experimental liquid solution can prolong the life of cut roses to 2-3 weeks...and apparently does a little more than that. Our solution can resurrect a single cut rose stem (that is supposed to die) to new growth and rose blooms!
In the first picture, you 2 cut rose stems that had been sitting in our solution for 3 weeks. The original rose blooms were already withered and dried out. However, you can see a ton of new green growth that sprouted from the original rose stems. This new growth resulted in new blooms. In the second picture, you can see a new flower bud waiting to bloom to the right of the original stem.
Ultimately our hope is to give flower lovers a superior bouquet then what is currently available. Stay tuned!