Question: How does one preserve the Four Species throughout all of Sukkot?
Answer: This is what one should do to preserve the Four Species so that they do not dry out:
- Lulav (palm) - One should store it in a cool place such as on the floor. Do not place it in water after it is open, rather wrap it in a slightly damp cloth. If the cloth is too wet, the lulav will become spoiled. Wrap it around the holder so that it will not become spoiled within the holder.
- Hadasim (myrtle) - Place the lower end in water. Wrap in a slightly damp cloth (not too wet, as we mentioned), or in a damp newspaper, and place in the refrigerator or any other cool place.
- Aravot (willow) - Wrap in up in a damp cloth. Placing the lower end in water will not help.
- Etrog - Wrap it and keep it in a shady or cool place.