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Ms Lisianthus

Today Ms Lisianthus represents charisma and congeniality, but in the past it represented more closely to feelings of romantic desire.

From the perspective of astrology, Ms Lisianthus is a great gift for those born between November 22 and December 21, which will make them a Sagittarian.

Ms Lisianthus is mostly grown in glasshouses but can also be grown outdoors. However field grown quality is usually poor compared to glasshouse.

Ms Lisianthus is mostly grown in the hills close to Melbourne and Sydney.

Ms Lisianthus flowers attract to butterflies and bees and are more likely to flourish in a sunny area.

Ms Lisianthus means ‘bitter flower’ because of taste of the flowers which we traditionally use in herbal medicine.

Eustoma grandiflorum was originally known as the specific name Lisianthus russellianus.

Cut flower Care – She’s a Waterholic

  1. Keep Ms Lisianthus cool at all times.
  2. Strip leaves from the bottom half of each stem.
  3. Recut, slip on the heels at least 3 cm off each stem with sharp secateurs and place in water.
  4. Flower food is recommended as this will help buds colour up and open fully.
  5. Replace vase water with fresh flower food on 3rd day.
  6. Lisianthus is sensitive to ethylene. Keep them away from fruit, car exhausts and cigarette smoke.
  7. Good air circulation is paramount.
  8. Handle with care as Ms Lisianthus is soft and delicate.