It’s been a while since we’ve done a post in our WTF (What’s That Flower?) series; so with Halloween coming up, it’s the perfect time to introduce you to one of the more unique flowers that we offer: Glow in the Dark Roses!
Yes, you read that right: GLOW IN THE DARK ROSES!
We first heard of these from our Dutch farms and couldn’t believe it, but sure enough it’s true. These roses actually glow in the dark! And these are real fresh cut roses, not fake roses!
So how do these glow in the dark roses work?
After white roses are cut, they are treated with a special coating. The coating has a lime green tint to it. You can see a closeup of how the roses look in full light:
In order to get the roses to glow, you have to allow this coating to absorb light. We recommend indirect sunlight, indoor bright lights or even a UV lamp. For the best vase life, you’ll want to keep them out of direct sunlight or hot lights since the excess heat will quickly age fresh roses!
Once you’ve allowed them to “charge up” in light, the roses will glow in the dark like a rose-shaped glow stick! The glow will fade over time and all you have to do is “charge” them up again with light.
Pretty cool right? It’s a perfect decoration for Halloween or any spooky themed event (or really just for every day fun!). Since these are real roses, they do have a limited vase life. However, if you want them to last longer, allow the roses to dry. The dried roses (like the picture below) will create an eerie and creepy look during the day and then a “supernatural” glow at night!
If there is a flower you want to learn more about, just leave a comment below or drop us a line and you just might see it in the next post of our WTF (What’s That Flower?) series!