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What are sola wood flowers?

May 23, 2018

 

Sola wood flowers as we call them are made mainly from a plant called Cassava which is a woody shrub (also sometimes called Yuca, not to be confused with Yucca).  The Cassava root is a major source of carbohydrate and can be dried to a powder to create tapioca.  Which leads us to believe why so many refer the sola wood flowers as a flower that is made from a tapioca plant but there isn't actually a tapioca plant! Tapioca is derived as a starch that's made from the root of a plant whose scientific name is Manihot esculenta.  (Hello science/botany lesson for the day!)

what are sola wood flowers

(Casava roots and stems) 

We love working with sola wood flowers, one of the coolest reactions is seeing people touch the petals of the flowers they almost feel like foam or a soft flower petal!   Because they are wood the take dyes really well, we typically use acrylic craft paints to dye our wood flowers but you can also use latex paint, high pigment watercolor, alcohol inks, and even spray paint in a pinch! 

Do you have any other questions about sola wood flowers?  Make sure to leave them in the comments and we will answer them! 





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