Mediterranean Processional Fans are the most grand of our palm selections. Make the entrance procession more impactful with acolytes showing their HOSANNAS waving large, verdant palm fans to begin the Palm Sunday liturgy. Their substantial handles make them ideal for procession, but also make arranging with common materials much easier than strips or smaller fans. They also work well at emphasizing certain areas of the sanctuary if they are arranged around the altar, for example, while Sago Palm could be arrayed around the lectern or ambo. Mediterranean Processional Fans come 8 per bag and average size 24" to 36" in length.
How to Care for Mediterranean Palm for Palm Sunday Altar Décor
- Altar Decorations are just like fresh flowers – keep refrigerated until ready to arrange. DO NOT OPEN THE PLASTIC BAGS UNTIL READY TO USE. Three (3) hours prior to arranging the decorations, cut the stems of the Altar Décor at a 45 degree diagonal just above the bottom end of the stem and place in ICE WATER to make the leaves open and achieve their maximum beauty.
- To help the Altar Décor leaves stay beautiful after arranging, keep the stems in water to maintain their green and fresh appearance
- The best temperature to store palm is at 40° F to 50° F but make sure you DO NOT FREEZE!
- People who are not refrigerating their palms should open each box and take three or four UNOPENED plastic bags of palms out of the box. When the palms are enclosed in plastic and packed in a box, heat may begin to build up in the box between the plastic bags. Any perishable plant material will begin to break-down if there is heat present.
- By taking several bags out of each box, you allow the air to circulate more freely around the plastic bags left in the box which keeps the palms cooler and fresher.
- Brownish tips on the leaves are a natural characteristic since drying begins even before the leaf matures.