(Tweedia caerulea)

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What you need to know as a florist about the Oxypetalum

  • Colourful splendour
    The Oxypetalum is usually blue in colour, but there are also varieties with white or purple petals.
  • Stylish applications
    The Oxypetalum has delicate, star-shaped petals that sprout elegantly from a central core.
  • Symbolic meaning
    The Oxypetalum symbolises peace, purity and hope. It refers to the legend that this flower appeared over the stable where Jesus was born.

All about the Oxypetalum

Are you still looking for some exotic from South America in your shop? Then the Oxypetalum is just the thing for you! Also known as 'Tweedia caerulea' or 'star of Bethlehem', this flower has a striking shape that will add to any bouquet. With its bright blue colour and unique shape, the Oxypetalum is a real eye-catcher.

The Oxypetalum also smells wonderful. The lovely sweet fragrance is reminiscent of jasmine. This makes the Oxypetalum popular not only with florists who go for the most beautiful creations, but also with customers who are simply looking for a special flower that smells nice.

The Oxypetalum is a real eye-catcher.

The Oxypetalum represents spiritual growth and enlightenment, which is why the flower can be suitable for an anniversary or a marker in someone's career, for example.

In short, the Oxypetalum is a beautiful and unique flower with a wonderful fragrance and low maintenance requirements. Add this exotic flower to your range and give your customers the chance to brighten up their homes with this special plant.

Sales inspiration for the florist

The Oxypetalum is a beautiful flower often used in spring bouquets and picking bouquets. You can find more inspiration here.

Sales advice for the florist

In-store sales advice for Oxypetalum

There are several techniques you can apply to the Oxypetalum. Think of making arrangements, a bouquet, a mono-bouquet or drying.





When choosing the right bouquet, it is important to consider the meaning of the Oxypetalum. Ideal for special occasions. Read the meaning of the flower under 'Product information'.

Give care tips

Give advice on caring for Oxypetalum, so the customer knows how to keep the flowers fresh for as long as possible. Read the care tips under 'Care' for the best advice.

Inspiring stories from growers, florists and experts

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