Cotton not only hugs our body beautifully and gently in the form of textiles, it also looks wonderful in the flower vase. Find out more information here!
Botanical name: Gossypium
Plant family: Mallow family (bot. Malvaceae)
Occurrence: on all five continents
The cotton plant (bot. Gossypium), whose seed wool is reminiscent of cotton candy, is a genus of the mallow family (bot. Malvaceae). There are around 50 different species in the tropics and subtropics. It is a very old cultivated plant and, what is particularly unusual, it may have been used independently in everyday life by at least four peoples. Because the cotton fiber, a natural fiber, is obtained from the seed hair.
The name “cotton” is derived from the small tufts of long fibers in the fruits of the cotton plant, which enable the plant seeds to spread over greater distances. However, the term tree in the name is deceptive because it is a 6 meter high shrub.
There are many plant seeds that carry such seed hairs, but only those of the cotton plant are used for textile production.
Care tips for cotton
Cotton is very easy to care for. Cut the cotton branches fresh on arrival and place them in a vase with fresh water and you will enjoy this extraordinary combination with cotton for a long time.
For us it is very important, in addition to seasonality and freshness, to make sure that we occasionally use types of flowers that are not common. In our Flowers of the Week you will find great combinations with cotton every now and then. You can get an overview of all the flowers of the week that have been sent in our flower subscription so far here procure. In our flower subscription, the composition of the bouquets changes every week. You also have the choice between long and short stemmed bouquets. Convince yourself of the online flower delivery BLOOMY DAYS and let us surprise you with seasonal flower creations every week, every two weeks or once a month.