Cut Flowers

Quick Care for your flowers:

Upon receiving your shipment, open the box as soon as possible and place your new flowers in a cool place. Flowers respond best to temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees Farenheit. If your flowers are slightly wilted around the outer petals, it is simply due to a lack of water while in transit to your home. Following are some proper care instructions that will help you get the most out of your purchase.

Preparation:

Choose an appropriate clean vase and fill it with clean fresh, room temperature water. Add cut-flower food to the water, if available. Remove any foliage that will be below the level of water in your vase to help discourage bacteria growth and increase the life expectancy of your flowers.

Submersion:

Fill a sink or bowl with water, the container should be large enough to thoroughly wet the stems while keeping you dry. Fully submerge the stem ends under the water after cutting them at a 45 degree angle using scissors, a sharp knife or pruner. Flower stems can be cut to varying lengths, depending on the type and height of the vase in which you have chosen to showcase them.

Cutting your flowers' stems at a 45 degree angle will ensure that they have plenty of surface area to absorb water and that they don't sit flat on the bottom of the vase.

Upkeep:

Water is very important to flowers so be sure to maintain a proper water level in your vase by topping it off every day. In addition to a sufficient amount of water, your flowers also require clean water so be sure to change your flowers' water every 2-3 days to ensure maximum beauty and longevity.

For All Tropical Flowers and Foliage:

Unpack carefully and immediately.

Trim ½ to 1 inch off of the stems with a sharp knife or scissors.

Every 3-4 days re-trim stems, clean the vase, and replace the water with fresh.

Occasionally mist flowers (except orchids sprays).

Anthuriums:

Submerge whole flowers in cool water 10-15 minutes.

Keep the flowers away from heat sources and drafts.

Dendrobium and Oncidium Orchid sprays:

Submerge flowers sprays in cool water 10-15 minutes.

Re-cut stems once or twice a week and change water daily.

Keep the flowers away from heat sources and avoid temperatures below 45°F.

Tropicals (Bird of Paradise, Heliconias, Gingers...):

For Ginger: Soak the entire flower and stem in cool water for 10-15 minutes.

For Bird of Paradise: To bring out extra flowers, insert your thumb inside the sheath through the slit on the upper side and gently lift up a new flower.

Keep flowers away from heat sources, air conditioning drafts, and direct sunlight.

For Foliage: Trim ½ inch off the stem and immerse immediately in fresh water at room temperature for 15 minutes.

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