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International Journal Of Horticulture, Agriculture And Food Science(IJHAF)

Use of B-Sugar complex in increasing the Anthurium cut flower’s vase-life

Nikoo Rokni , Kambiz Mashayekhi

International Journal of Horticulture, Agriculture and Food science(IJHAF), Vol-2,Issue-3, May - June 2018, Pages 20-31, 10.22161/ijhaf.2.3.1

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Anthurium is one of the important economic cut flowers all over the world. One of the most important problems in the production and sale of cut flowers is their vase life after their separation from the plant. A good solution for holding cut flowers must contain antimicrobial materials and nutrients. B is an element that is not in fungi and bacteria, therefore, its high levels are toxic to them. Sucrose can also be a source of energy for cut flowers. Our aim is to use Sucrose and B properties to increase the longevity of this cut flowers. According to the characteristics that B-sucrose complex has, the effect of this complex on increasing the longevity of cut flowers in terms of pollution reduction and energy supply was tested. Analysis of data showed that this B-Sucrose complex reduces rotting of the flower stem end by reducing the pollution. Since the rotting of stem end reduces the absorption of water and nutrients through the stem, this reduction in pollution could increase the vase life. Sucrose is also a source of energy and B can enhance the absorption of sucrose by the plant. Therefore, the B-Sucrose complex could significantly affect the vase-life and increased it.

Water absorption, B-Sucrose complex, pollution reduction, energy supply.

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