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Greenery Spotlight: Caring for and Arranging Italian Ruscus

Kailee Palileo 09 Feb 2023
bride with brides maids holding bouquets with italian ruscus

Lately, we have been obsessing over our Italian Ruscus Greenery and we think everyone else should too! If you're looking for wedding flower inspiration on Pinterest you're bound to find this hardy greenery making an appearance. Italian Ruscus is a great option for creating beautiful centerpieces or adding a touch of romance to the table. Italian Ruscus fits any theme that you may choose, it is a versatile greenery that enhances any arrangement. We've gathered some beautiful inspiration below - as well as instructions on how to care for Italian Ruscus - so you can create your own unique look with this foliage. Take a look and get creative! 

arranging italian ruscus in a archway with pink and coral flowers

This Italian Ruscus is perfect for injecting bit of life into any space. Whether you're looking to glam up your picnic vibe or create an eye-catching event archway, this lush foliage will work wonders! And if you really want to make it sparkle, why not add some bright colored flowers such as hot pink ranunculus, pink garden roses and yellow billy balls? We guarantee that the combination of greenery and blooms will be absolutely stunning!

boho wedding arranging italian ruscus with dried flowers and cake

For those of us where bright colors are not the vibe, Italian Ruscus is also a great greenery to use for that moody designer aesthetic. With its deep reds, tans, creams, and browns, it adds romance to any occasion. Whether you opt for fresh greenery or dried flowers to pair with Italian Ruscus, the combination will create a unique aesthetic that guests won't forget. If you're looking to make an impression on your big day, this is definitely one of the best choices. Its lush foliage adds texture and dimension to your floral arrangements while still creating an eye-catching display that's sure to turn heads.

arranged italian ruscus on flat table

Italian ruscus can be a great way to add some greenery and texture to your table settings. It's an elegant choice that looks beautiful on its own or when combined with other foliage. The shiny leaves bring a romantic touch to the center of the table, creating a captivating display for any event! To make sure Italian Ruscus lasts as long as possible, it's important to follow proper care instructions.

bride with italian ruscus arranged in bridal bouquet

To properly care for your greenery, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Open your box of greenery and inspect.*
  2. Ensure that your flower buckets are clean and disinfected.
  3. Fill the buckets with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water. If you have flower food follow the instructions on the packet to prepare your water.
  4. Ensure that you have sufficient room in each bucket for the amount of stems you will be storing. Overstuffing may cause damage to stems and leaves.
  5. Remove greenery from box by cutting any straps.
  6. Remove any stem bunch packaging material, including plastic sleeve and/or newspaper.
  7. Cut stems diagonally under running water with sharp scissors to desired length.
  8. Remove any foliage that lies below the water line to prevent bacteria from entering through the water.
  9. Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared buckets.
  10. Allow greenery at least 4 hours to hydrate well. It may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate.
  11. Keep greenery away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
  12. Change water every 24 hours to keep greenery fresh. Be sure that your stems have sufficient water. They will drink an exceptional amount of water upon arrival.

italian ruscus arranged in boutonniere with red rose

It is as simple as that! Italian Ruscus is an excellent choice for any occasion. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of color and texture to your wedding or event, or just want a low-maintenance plant to brighten up your living room, Italian Ruscus is the perfect choice. It’s easy to care for and can last up to 8 days if handled properly. This greenery is also available any time of year for any occasion you may need it for!

bride and groom with bridal bouquet with italian ruscus

Italian Ruscus is a great staple greenery for any bouquet, arrangement, or centerpiece. The shiny green leaves look stunning with all types of flower, roses, ranunculus, you name it. We offer our Italian Ruscus all year round and supply only the highest quality products!

We send fresh flowers straight from the farms to your arms, so you can design your dream look while saving money. Make sure you check out our wide variety of blogs! Whether you are looking for inspiration, DIY tutorials, or flower care, we are sure to have you covered.

Questions? Let us help! Use our online chat at or give our Customer Care team a call at 1-877-507-6737. We also offer free phone consultations with one of our resident Flower Design Consultants. Click here to set up your appointment!

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Featured Photo & Photo 6: Venue: Fourth Street Gardens, Photographer: Quincy's Photos, Flowers: FiftyFlowers, Dress: Kate's Bridal Cottage, Abella Bride, Allure Bridals Hair and Makeup: BA Makeup Company, Chrischelle Hirano Earrings: Untamed Petals, Veil: Lord and Grey Bridal, Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse, Photo backdrop: Hello Honey Boise Catering: Luckyroot Tacos, Dessert: The STIL, Video: Adam Knowles, Audio Visual: Voltline Media, Reception DJ: DJ Meesh, Coordination: Maddy Bauserman, Vow Books: Lovely in Letters, Bride and Groom: Coen and Leah Jardine

Photo 1 & 4: Venue:, Photographer: @jessiclarephoto, Videographer: @ashtonimagery_films, Design, Styling + Coordinator: @danielleroeevents Styling + Floral Designer: @hillsidebloomsfloristry Wholesale Flowers: @fiftyflowers, Cake Designer: @aboveandbeyondcakeseg, Macarons: @rooftopmacarons, Hair and Makeup Artist: @alldolledup_norcal, Gowns: @aebridal @thebridalbox.roseville @brides_for_a_cause @theclothesmine @onyxbridalsac, Shoes: @dsw, Jewelry and Accessories: @laurastarkdesigns @macysroseville @macys @mariellonline @the_modern_gem @monjudestudio @renewablejewels @sorrellisparkle Rentals: @celebrationseventrentals @gettinghitchedweddings Linens: @mglinens, Mobile Bar, Curated Cocktails and Bites: @rusticmule, Paperie and Custom Signage: @fawcettavepaperco, Vintage Automobile "Pearl": @pearlsightings, Real Bride Model: Lexi, Publication: @realweddingsmag

Photo 2: Rocky Mountain Bride: @rockymtnbride, Rentals: @blushcreekrentals, Hair: @lindsey.thechair, Make Up: @siraj_makeupartistry, Wedding Design: @dreamereventsboise, Cake and Macaroons: @dulcerella_customcakes, Flowers: @fiftyflowers, Flower Design: @petalworksdesignstudio, Dress: @laneigebridal, Models : @ericaaryana, Photography: @redbarphotography, Vow Books: @mercyletters

Photo 3 & 5: FiftyFlowers


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