Country Of Origin
The lisianthus originates from North America, where it grows in riverbeds in the desert and prairie. In the states of Texas, Nebraska, Nevada and Colorado this plant is also called the prairie gentian. Although originally an American beauty, the lisianthus' rise to fame really started in Japan. It was Japanese growers who crossbred the prairie gentian in the 1930s. This resulted in today's lisianthus.
Colours and shapes of the lisianthus
The lisianthus is multifaceted. It comes in white, red, blue, yellow, pink, purple and orange. Some flowers even have petals in multiple colours ... And lisianthus petals are not only colourful, but also very soft and delicate.
• Trim the stems slightly diagonally. Use a sharp knife for this.
• Remove the excess leaves so that there are no leaves in the water.
• Place the lisianthus in a clean vase with clean water.
• Regularly top up the vase: lisianthus needs a lot of water.
• The thin petals mean that the water in the flowers evaporates rapidly, so do not place them in direct sunlight or near other sources of heat. Do not place the lisianthus in a draft or next to the fruit bowl either.
The lisianthus's symbolism
The lisianthus appears gentle and cute, but it has a powerful symbolism. This flower represents appreciation, gratitude and charisma. Making it the perfect candidate for a gift bouquet.