1. What are sola flowers?
Sola flowers are wood flowers. They are an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to cut flowers.
2. How are they created?
Made from a plant called Aeschynomene aspera - A plant that grows wild in marsh areas. The plant has a layer of bark that covers the internal, cork-like center of the plant where the bark is stripped and the centre is made into thin sheets. Where the latter are then hand-cut to make sola wood flowers. Sometimes, the bark is left on before the creation of sheets, creating a unique two-tone effect on the flower, hence you may see brown veins on your flowers. Every sola flower is created by hand and thus undergoing an artisanal process that can't be mechanised.
2. Where do sola flowers come from?
Thailand, China, United States, India
3. How long will they last?
They last forever! Well, essentially if they're not used for aromatic drips, the are a natural material that can last for a long time that goes through basic wear and tear like any other display item.
Should you be using your essential oils / parfumes spray on sola flowers, their lifespan will be subjected to the frequency and intensity of the drip usage.
A prominient wear and tear will be the discolorisation of the dyed sola flower / petals turning transparent and it's a hint for a change of the sola flower!