In celebration of our new sleek look, we are giving away Flower Strippers to the first 500 individuals who Share The Shine. Just follow the steps below…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giveaway Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

1. Eligibility

Share The Shine Giveaway (the Giveaway) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Chrysal Americas and other companies associated with the promotion of the Giveaway, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Giveaway is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

2. Sponsor

The Giveaway is sponsored by Chrysal Americas, located at 3063 NW 107th Ave, Doral, Florida 33172.

3. Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Giveaway constitutes entrants full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

4. Giveaway Period

The Giveaway begins on June 01, 2015 at 12:00 AM EST and ends on August 31, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST (the Giveaway Period). Entries that are submitted before or after the Giveaway Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Giveaway using any of the following methods: 1) Post a picture of the new Chrysal Leafshine can on either Facebook or Instagram. 2) Hash-tag #chrysal and #leafshine by August 31, 2015.

 

5. How to Enter

Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Giveaway Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

6. Giveaway Distribution

On or about June 01, 2015 – August 31, 2015, the Sponsor will select 500 recipients from the first eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about June 01, 2015 – August 31, 2015. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

7. Notification

The recipient will be notified by email, mail or phone.  Prizes will be fulfilled weekly and can take up to 3 weeks after the conclusion of the Giveaway.

8. Giveaways

First 500 entries will receive a FREE Flower Stripper(only one entry per person allowed).

 



Chrysal Leafshine new look, same shine!

Chrysal International announced that they plan to refresh their packaging of the Chrysal brand in 2015. Since 1929 the Pokon and Chrysal brand has been an international leader in flower and plant care.

In 2007 the Pokon brand was divested and products began to be marketed under the Chrysal brand. In doing so, Pokon leafshine was rebranded under the Chrysal name.  “Pokon green or Chrysal blue, the shine has been fine since 1929!” says Jim Kaplan, President of Chrysal Americas.

Chrysal leafshine is oil free, includes no CFC’s and adds an instant natural gloss to leaves of plants and cut foliage. It removes water spots and calcium deposits and it gives a protective shiny layer, which keeps dust away. Furthermore, the evaporation of water is reduced, which will prolong the lifetime of the plants and cut foliage.

The refreshed look will be introduced around the summer and will be available throughout local Wholesalers and Chrysal Distributors globally.

Be sure to look for our signature 25% Free can with the bright blue top.


It’s never too early to plan especially when it comes to the holidays. Here are some care and handling tips to consider for your holiday foliage and berries.

  • Store in cooler temperatures between 33-35F
  • Good air flow is important, store bundles on pallets, not directly on floors
  • Any foliage will produce high amounts of ethylene if there is Botrytis inside
  • Cool bundles 24 hours before covering with plastic to avoid condensation (Botrytis)
  • Know which greens are high, moderate, and low ethylene producers to provide the proper care
High Ethylene Producers – store the following greens away from flowers
  • Douglas Fir
  • Redwood
  • Juniper
  • Holly & Mistletoe
Moderate Ethylene Producers – okay to store dry with flowers as long as temperature is between 33-35F
  • Balsam Fir
  • Pines (Red, Scotch & White)

Low Ethylene Producers – okay to store with flowers at cold temperatures between 33-35

  • Noble Fir
  • Incense Cedar
  • Port Orford Cedar
  • Norway Spruce
  • Hemlock
  • Huckleberry
  • Boxwood

 


Christmas foliage and berries need special care and handling.  It is important to understand some temperature and ethylene information for storing your Christmas greens so they will keep fresh and healthy throughout the entire winter season.  Here are a few things to consider for your sensitive Christmas greens.

Considerations:

  • Cooler Temperatures:  should be between 33-35 F
  • Good air flow is important, store bundles on pallets, not directly on floors
  • Any foliage will produce high amounts of ethylene if there is Botrytis inside
  • Cool bundles 24 hours before covering with plastic to avoid condensation (Botrytis)
  • Know which greens are high, moderate, and low ethylene producers to provide the proper care
  • For more tips and suggestions, click here

High Ethylene Producers/ Ethylene Sensitive

Store these greens apart from flowers

  1. Douglas Fir
  2. Redwood
  3. Juniper
  4. Holly and Mistletoe

Handle Holly like a fresh cut

  • Vase life is greatly improved if you store Holly very cold (33-34F)
  • Avoid all ethylene sources (cigarette smoke, exhaust, space heaters, botrytis, fruits, dirty water, rotting greens and flowers)
  • Berries turn black when exposed to ethylene and/or freezing temperatures
  • If Holly begins to turn black, it may be infected with the disease phytophthera ilicis.  Throw out infected stems to avoid spreading the contamination.
  • Use Chrysal Glory (anti-transpirant) on Holly on arrival
  • Never spray any berried foliage with oil-based leaf shines.  Chrysal Leaf Shine is okay to use because of its silicon base.

Moderate Ethylene Producers

Okay to store dry with flowers as long as temperature is 33-35F

  1. Balsam Fir
  2. Pines: Red, Scotch and White

Low Ethylene Producers

Store bunches at 32-35F

  1. Noble Fir
  2. Incense Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Red Cedar
  3. Huckleberry
  4. Norway Spruce and Hemlock
  5. Boxwood
  6. Eucalyptus
For more information, click here.
Make sure to keep checking the Chrysal Blog and Chrysal Facebook page for seasonal information and tips!