How to Dry Gypsophila

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How to Dry Gypsophila
Gypsophila flowers are small and clustered. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Glysophila, also known as baby's breath, is a flower commonly used as filler in flower arrangements. It does well as a cut flower, and dries easily. When dried, the glysophila does not look very different than a living version. Baby's breath is susceptible to fungal infections while in vases, so inspect the flowers for damage before you try to dry them.

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Things you need

  • Rubber band
  • String

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  1. 1

    Select a warm, dry area for drying the flowers. The spot should have good ventilation, as gypsophila releases ethylene gas while drying. There should be no other flowers nearby.

  2. 2

    Wait for the flowers to be near the end of their vase life before drying them. This allows you to get the most enjoyment out of the fresh flowers.

  3. 3

    Gather the gypsophila in a bunch and secure the stems by tying a rubber band around them. Tie the loose end of a string around the rubber band.

  4. 4

    Tie the other loose end of the string around a hook, nail, rod, or other hanging surface in the drying spot. Leave the flowers to dry until they are brittle to the touch. Remove the rubber band.

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