Banksia are a genus of the Proteaceae family and are native to Australia.
Banksia produce nectar in abundance and are a vital part of the food chain in the Australian bush. Many mammals as well as insects benefit from the Banksia's nectar including birds, bats, rats and possums. Cockatoos break off the flower cones to eat insect larvae and the seeds.
Banksia are generally bright in colour and as a result attract many insects.
Banksia have tough woody stems with a single flower on the top. The banksia flower spike is made up of hundreds or even thousands of individual brightly coloured flowers .
In the wholesale flower markets banksia is available as a cut flower and is sold in wraps of 10 stems. Most cut banksia is between 30cm and 50cm in stem length. Banksia is an extremely popular cut flower when a tropical theme is the order of the day and blends beautifully with other tropical flowers. Have you ever included banksia in your tropical wedding flowers? It is definately be worth a go!
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To get the best from your wholesale cut banksia please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
- Place the banksia in the buckets.
- Leave over night to condition before using.
Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the banksia in a warm place and always keep out of the way of children.