Make Corsage

Cymbidum Orchid

To make a corsage from a cymbidium order takes a little different approach than other flower varieties.  Cymbidiums are a lush tropical, with a heavy waxy feel to the petals.  They hold up well in bouquets and corsages.

You will need the following tools and supplies:


If you plan to do an entire wedding, consider ordering your orchids by the stem rather than individually.  It is more cost effective and you can sort out blooms, laying aside smaller ones for smaller people.

If you plan to do an entire wedding, consider ordering your orchids by the stem rather than individually.  It is more cost effective and you can sort out blooms, laying aside smaller ones for smaller people.

The cymbidiums arrive in a protective plastic sleeve with an attached water tube at the bottom of the cut stem.

Be careful as you slit the plastic open not to damage any of the petals of the orchids.

Cut each cymbidium bloom off individually where the laterals meet the regular stem of the entire flower.

Immediately submerge the flower head into a tray of tepid water.  These flowers are tropical and love to be refreshed with a light soak.  Be sure the freshly cut end is UNDER the water so no air is drawn up into the flower head.

I cut off all my blooms at once and give them all a quick bath before designing the corsage.

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