Dry Flower Technology: A Value Addition to Floriculture Industry

Authors

Saima Rashid Mir, Kalpana Sawant
Department of Botany Prof-Ramkrishna More Arts.Commerce & Science College Akurdi, Pune, India.

Abstract

In the present time of eco-awareness, the demands of dry flower based items is consistently expanding due to their remarkable properties like never-ending quality, year around accessibility, eco- accommodating and appropriateness for the preparation of different value added products. The idea of flower drying is an age old and well established process in India. Dry flowers and other dried botanicals have been traded throughout the previous 40 years and today, India is one of the driving nation in this industry. Practically all flowers including leaves and other plant botanicals can be viably dried with various drying methods. Apart from flower structure and time of collect, the quality of dry flowers incredibly relies upon the method of drying. Various methodologies needed for the production of dried alluring plant material incorporates air drying, press drying, glycerin drying, silica gel drying, microwave oven drying, hot air oven drying, water drying and skeletonization. The flowers dried followed above drying techniques can be used for making of various aesthetic products such as greeting cards, photo frames, tablemats, coasters, wall hangings, landscapes and different types of flower arrangements.