Why Keep Plants and Flowers Away from Fruits: The Ethylene Connection

Plants and flowers add an exquisite touch of nature’s beauty to our surroundings, but did you know they can be vulnerable to the effects of ethylene gas emitted by certain fruits? In this blog post, we delve into why keeping your botanical gems away from fruits like tomatoes, bananas, and apples is imperative. Furthermore, we introduce you to our specialized post-harvest solution, Ethylene Buster®, meticulously crafted to shield your plants and flowers from premature aging due to ethylene exposure.

The Ethylene Dilemma:

Plants and trees possess a remarkable mechanism for survival. They often shed buds, blooms, and leaves to safeguard themselves from desiccation. However, for cut flowers and potted plants, this natural process can pose a challenge when exacerbated by an excess of ethylene gas. Ethylene is the sole known gaseous, naturally occurring plant growth hormone, which plays a pivotal role in governing the ripening and aging of diverse plant components, including cut flowers, potted plants, and fruits.

Fruits as Ethylene Producers:

Certain fruits, notably tomatoes, bananas, and apples, emerge as prolific ethylene gas producers, particularly during ripening. This ethylene emission can exert a profound influence on nearby plants and flowers:

  • Accelerated Aging: Ethylene prompts ethylene production within plants, hastening their aging process. Consequently, this can lead to the premature shedding of buds, flowers, and leaves.
  • Effects on Ethylene-Sensitive Plants: Some plants exhibit high sensitivity to ethylene exposure, manifesting bud, flower, and leaf drop when subjected to elevated ethylene levels.


Our Ethylene Buster® Products*:

In our commitment to safeguard your cherished plants and flowers, we present Ethylene Buster®, a post-harvest solution meticulously designed to counteract the detrimental effects of ethylene exposure. Tailored for ethylene-sensitive flowers and potted plants like Cymbidium and Phalaenopsis orchids, our Ethylene Buster® products offer comprehensive protection.

Key Features of Ethylene Buster®:

  • Prevents Dropping of Buds: Ethylene Buster® acts as a shield, preserving the integrity of your floral arrangements and potted plants.
  • Improves Vase and Shelf Life: Ethylene Buster® allows your flowers to enjoy an extended vase life while potted plants bask in prolonged shelf life.
  • Multiple Formats: Ethylene Buster® is available in diverse user-friendly formats, including powder sachets, sheets, and tablets with an Activator kit.

In conclusion, comprehending the intricate interplay between ethylene gas and your plants and flowers is paramount for preserving their allure and vitality. By embracing Ethylene Buster® products and diligently ensuring separation from ethylene-emitting fruits, you embark on a journey to nurture and prolong the enchanting presence of nature’s marvels in your surroundings.


*Call your sales representative to buy our Ethylene Buster® products
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