If you haven’t jumped on the pampas grass decor trend yet, what are you waiting for? Pampas grass decor is really ideal for those of you who may not have a green thumb and kill all the plants you’ve tried to care for.
But, if you want zero maintenance, pampas grass is the way to go. Plus, pampas grass adds a perfect boho vibe to any corner of your home. The natural colors and texture are quintessentially boho.
If you’ve never bought pampas grass before, there’s a ton to choose from. It’s hard to tell which ones are good, which ones are fluffy cuts and so on. I bought some recently that ended up being a little on the sad side. Then I found these pampas grass on Etsy and really loved how they looked. They’re super fluffy and have such pretty movement to them. You can shop them here.
How To Keep Pampas Grass From Shedding
If you’ve ever owned pampas grass, you know that it is notorious for shedding. There will be little pieces of it everywhere especially when you move it around and arrange the stems. There’s a little secret though to make sure it doesn’t shed. Hairspray!
Take your favorite hairspray and spray each stem with it. It holds everything in place keeping shedding to a minimum if none at all.
How To Care For Pampas Grass: Tips and Tricks
How To Make Your Pampas Grass More Fluffy
When you get your plumes of pampas grass stems in the mail or home from the store, you’ll want to let them sit in the sun to loosen up. A little gentle wind doesn’t hurt either. You’ll see a big difference after just 24 hours, and if you can do a few days, great.
If your pampas grass is still not as fluffy as you like, you can gently use your hands to pull the grass apart a bit. Be very gentle here and definitely do this outside to avoid a big mess.
The fluffiness of the pampas grass varies. Sometimes they just aren’t as full as others.
What To Do When You First Get Pampas Grass
When you first receive your pampas grass in the mail, you’ll want to place it in a vase and just let it sit for a few days. The grass will be tight and not look flowy and fluffy. But give it a few days to relax and open up a bit.
You’ll see a big difference in just 24 hours. But give it a few days. They even say to put it in the sun, not sure if that does anything, but can’t hurt.
What To Do When You’re Ready To Style Your Pampas Grass
Once your pampas grass has opened up, you can now style it in a vase and decorate your home with it. Before you do that, you’ll want to spray the pampas grass with hairspray to keep it from shedding everywhere. Then arrange it in a vase, cut the stems the length you need, and that’s it!
Pampas grass makes for great decor that’s boho and cool. Add the long pampas grass stems to a tall vase for a tall and bold statement. Or cut it shorter and add to a shorter vase to be kept on a shelf or on top of a buffet or bar.
What Kind Of Hairspray Should You Use To Keep Pampas Grass From Shedding
It really doesn’t matter what kind of hairspray you use to keep your dried pampas grass from shedding and preserve it. I just take whatever is in my beauty drawer. A stronger hold, versus a volumizing one probably won’t do much. It’s more about having the hairspray technology itself wrap around the pampas grass to keep it from shedding.
Fun Facts About Pampas Grass
Why Does Pampas Grass Shed?
Pampas grass sheds so that it can reproduce. The plumes are made up of tons of seeds. And as the wind blows them off and away, they then land and grow into new plants.
Pampas Grass Is Banned In Some Areas
Due to its invasive nature, pampas grass is actually banned in some places like Australia! Don’t worry though, it’s totally legal in the United States.
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