How to Preserve Eucalyptus

How to Preserve Eucalyptus

By Preeta Sharma

How to Preserve Eucalyptus

We love eucalyptus, fresh, or preserved. We use them in almost all of our arrangements and gives a floral bunch an organic and airy aesthetic.

Eucalyptus are evergreen plants that look gorgeous, smell delicious, and have so many benefits!

Fresh Eucalyptus lasts for about two weeks when they are properly cared for, but why not try and keep them for longer?

Here is how you can preserve eucalyptus.

What you will need:

 

The Process:

Step 1

Start off by cutting branches to length and removing any dead leaves or stems. Trim the end of the branches, cutting at an angle.

Step 2

For the preservation, you will need 2 parts of water, to 1 part vegetable glycerin. Bring the water to a boil and transfer to a jar. Combine the boiling water with the glycerin and stir until the glycerin has dissolved into the water.  

Step 3

Let the mixture cool down, and add the eucalyptus branches. Arrange the eucalyptus so that all the branches are in the water. 

Step 4

Store in a cool spot away from direct sunlight. The process can take a couple of weeks. Keep checking in to see if the branches need more solution.

Step 5

Once it’s fully preserved, the leaves will look a bit darker but not brittle.  Trim the ends and place them in a mason jar or hang them on the wall.

There are so many things you can do with preserved eucalyptus and we will list down some of our favorite projects.

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