Dried pampas plumes are the dried stems and flowers of the pampas grass plant, native to South America. Often used in home decor and floral arrangements, these plumes are known for their large, fuzzy appearance. They can be dyed in a variety of colours and are often used to add height and structure to arrangements.
Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) is a tall ornamental grass native to South America, specifically the pampas region of Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. The plant has been used for centuries by the native peoples of the pampas region, both for its edible seed pods and for its long, stiff leaves, which were used for thatching and basket weaving.
In the 19th century, pampas grass was introduced to Europe and North America as an ornamental plant. It was valued for its large, fluffy plumes, which were used in floral arrangements and decorations. The grass quickly became popular in gardens and landscapes, and was used to create large, wavy borders and screens.
During the Victorian era, it became a symbol of the wilderness and the American West, and was often planted in large numbers to give an impression of the wild. Pampas grass has also been used to create formal gardens with a strong geometric design.
In the 20th century, pampas grass fell out of favour in many places, as it was considered overgrown and difficult to control. In many regions it is considered an invasive species and should not be planted. Despite this, it remains a popular ornamental grass for gardens and landscapes in some places.
Dried pampas plumes are still used today as a popular decorative element and give every room an elegant and natural touch.
Dried pampas plumes can be treated to preserve their appearance and extend their lifespan. Here are a few tips for treating pampas plumes:
- Dust them regularly: Use a soft brush or feather duster to gently remove dust or dirt from the plumes.
- Keep them out of direct sunlight: Sunlight can cause the plumes to fade and dry out, so it's best to keep them in the shade or in indirect light.
- Avoid Moisture: Moisture can cause mold and mildew on the plumes, so it's best to store them in a dry place.
- Keep them away from heat sources: Heat sources can cause the plumes to dry out and become brittle, so it's best to keep them away from fireplaces, radiators, and other heat sources.
- Store Properly: When not in use, store pampas plumes in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture.
- Avoid spraying or spraying water on it: the plumes are dried and will not absorb water, and it will also be a breeding ground for mold.
By following these tips, you will ensure that your dried pampas plumes stay beautiful for as long as possible. An additional tip: spray your dried plumes with Bries aan Zee's dried flower spray. For even longer fun and a wonderfully refreshing scent.