How To Arrange A Tropical Bouquet
Tropical bouquets can add elegant sophistication to any home or special event, and master florist Alexandra Lyons shares how to arrange exotic flowers quickly and easily.
Hi, my name is Alexandra Lyons and I'm a master florist. I create floral displays for celebrity homes, events, weddings and special occasions. I'm going to share some tips with you on flower arranging.
I'm going to show you how to arrange a tropical bouquet. You will need some tropical flowers, of course, a harvest cymbidium orchid, some ginger, protea, philodendron and monstera leaves. I've also got some steel grass here.
Start by holding the cymbidium up and finding where you would like the front of it to be, if it's going to be a front facing display. Place behind, the steel grass, and then, just place up a little higher, the ginger flowers, they counteract the height of the cymbidium. Then I shall place in some protea.
Just start that one over because that one's facing slightly more frontwards. Then the top face one between the cymbidium there. Then place the color foliage, firstly though I will spray these with leaf shine, to make them look nice and glossy, you can also spray tropical flowers.
Tropical flowers lose lots of moisture through their flower heads so when you get them in home, get them home from the florist, you dip them in lukewarm water or warm water. This helps hydrate them and give them a cut and place them in a bath for awhile before you arrange them. That one's opening up.
Let's put that one there. Some monstera or cheese plant, quite filling of this. There we go.
Just tie this with bits of twine, you need something nice and strong to tie it with, lay it down to rest it, and tie it just above where you were holding with your hand. Wind it round a few times, make it quite secure and pull it quite tightly. There we go.
I'm just going to cut the stems. Place it in a vase. There we go.
And this is how you arrange a tropical bouquet. .