We always suggest that you keep your pampas away from moisture and dry heat as those atmospheres can impact the quality of your pampas. Shedding is perfectly normal as it is a dried floral. The pampas will require some light dusting; you can take them outside from time to time and shake the plumes. Furthermore, should the plumes look limp, we suggest blow-drying them to re-fluff. You mustn't put your pampas next to any fire source such as a candle or a fireplace. As it is a dried floral item, it could become flammable. Please be extra cautious when choosing where you would like to style your items.