Baby Breath Flowers
The baby breath flowers are undeniably popular among any other flowers, loveable by people beyond regions and countries around the world. In fact, its popularity has grown to become the first choice flower when it comes to flower gifting.
As you are reading this article, we are sure that you are doing some research to get to know more about baby breath flowers before you decide to send it in your coming flower gifting, to someone you love, we suppose.
Good news is that you are in the right place! Because in this article, we are going to give you a complete guide and information, in and out about baby breath flowers.
What is baby breath flowers?
The scientific name of baby breath is gypsophila paniculata. While in Chinese, baby breath flowers known as 满天星 – which means, a sky that is full of stars. What a beautiful and meaningful name, isn’t it?
Although it is often assumed to be artificial flowers because of its beauty and perfect bloom, baby breath flowers are real flowers that can be planted at the garden of your house and commercially grown in flower farms.
Baby Breath Flower Meaning
Baby breath flowers symbolize everlasting love. A love that signifies pure love, all-embracing and romantic expression towards loved ones.
When you receive a baby breath flower bouquet from someone, it expresses the meaning that I found you in a million stars, you are my true love and I want to be with you forever.
Baby Breath Flowers Care Tips
When you receive baby breath flowers, definitely you want to keep it fresh as long as possible. In this section, we will be giving you important flower care tips on how to maintain the freshness of baby breath flowers.
How Long Do Baby Breath Flowers Last?
Baby breath flowers have a lifespan of 8-10 days, in some cases, it can last up to 14 days.
Here’s are some of the must-do steps to keep baby breath flowers fresh:
- Avoid Direct Sunlight and Heat
Although baby breath is more resilience that other flowers, but a right flower care for baby breath should be keeping them away from humid environment once you receive it.
Thus, it is best to place it in your room that is well-ventilated and with air-conditioning.
- Trim the Stem
This is one of the most common and easiest ways of maintaining baby breath flowers. What you need to do is to trim 2 – 3cm above the end-tip of the stem every 3 days. You may need to have a flower cutter or garden trimming tool to perform this task.
- Keep Them Hydrated
Usually, florists will pour enough water for baby breath to keep hydrated. However, it can only be sufficient for 2-3 days. So, you are advised to add a glass of 200ml of fresh/clean water every 3 days interval to keep them hydrated.
- Flower Food (hot tip!)
Many might not know about flower food. It is an extra element to help flowers to maintain their freshness and lifespan.
Remember what we said about keeping baby breath hydrated (Step 2), besides using fresh/clean water, you may mix a packet of flower food into the water and pour into the stem of baby breath.
Dried Baby Breath Flowers
After its lifespan, you can turn it to become dried baby breath flowers and arrange it in a beautiful vase. Dried baby breath flowers is perfect to display at the corner of your home where you find the space is empty. It is best to place it without any other flower vase or home decor accessories to make it standout.
How to differentiate fresh and dried baby breath flowers?
You might be curious about fresh vs dried baby breath flowers due to the reason that both of them may look the same.
But there is one difference that is easily spotted, the buds of dried baby breath flowers are smaller than the fresh one. In some cases, the colour will be yellowish instead of white [fresh].
Where To Get Baby Breath Flowers in Malaysia?
- Direct From Local Farm
Baby breath flowers are commercially grown by farmers in Cameron Highlands, Pahang. In fact, besides baby breath flowers, growers in Cameron Highlands also produce other species of flowers such as roses, hydrangeas, ping pong flowers and many others; that makes all of the commercially-used cut flowers coming from Cameron Highland.
- Flower Importers
Besides local farms, Malaysia also imports baby breath flowers from various countries such as China, Vietnam and Ecuador.
- Online Florist or Flower Shop Near You
If you are looking just for baby breath flowers for vase arrangement at home, or flower gifting for loved ones, we highly recommend you to get them from the florist near you. Whether you are ordering online or walk-in to a flower shop, the florist certainly will help you to get the freshest one.
And of course, if you are staying in Penang, or intend to send baby breath flowers to Penang, you can always get in touch with us or shop online to order with SweetLife & Co. Our Penang florist team is happy to help you to send a surprise for your loved ones.
Baby Breath Flower Price
One question that is frequently asked by our customers is whether baby breath flowers are expensive flowers.
The answer is no. In fact, baby breath flowers are not expensive flowers compared to roses or tulips. But an imported one from Ecuador is higher price due to its quality and the size of the buds.
Baby Breath Flower Bouquet Price
If you are planning to buy a baby breath flower bouquet, you may refer to the price guide as below:
|Dimension (width x height)||25cm x 25cm||30cm x 35cm||40cm x 50cm|
If you are looking at colour baby breath, prices could be 10% – 20% higher than original white baby breath (or even higher).