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Preserving/Drying a Konjac Flower ???

Posted by dethcheez Sunny SoCal %7E Z10 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 7, 11 at 5:37

Does anyone have any ideas on how I could preserve an A. Konjac flower
Mine bloomed this year for the 1st time & I would love to be able to save the flower

Here's some pics~
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/573898394PbxcWv

The whole thing is 34in. tall / Could cut it down to like 14 to 16in, & it would still be cool
About the only thing I could think of preserving it in alcohol but I don't even know where I could get some thing big enough to keep it in + it would just be to big one way or the other

Any One Have ANY Ideas On How I Could Dry / Preserve It ???
Every time I've tried to dry something like that in the sun it just shrivels up

Thanx
DC

Here is a link that might be useful: My Plant Pics


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RE: Preserving/Drying a Konjac Flower ???

I guess you could try hanging it upside down like other flowers. There is so much moisture in the inflorescence thought that I am not sure it will work. I am also not sure how long the scent oils it emits from the spadix will last. You might have a very stinky flower arrangement. Good luck.


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