Care of Cut "Hormone Dipped" Holly
For longest lasting use, keep holly cool, (F 33 to F 38) But do not let it freeze or the leaves will turn black.
If put in water and treated like cut flowers, holly easily keeps nice for 3 to 4 weeks.
High room temperatures shorten the keeping age and will cause the holly to defoliate sooner.
Do not crunch any berries and then pack the holly for shipping. The result will be defoliation because of the developed gas from the cracked berries.
Do not keep holly next to ripening fruit, since the gas formed from the ripening fruit will cause defoliation.
Do not use holly in or on food.