Flower Care Guide
Flowers are a living piece of nature and require some essential hygiene practices to improve their vase life. We recommend the following generally, however, each species and their varieties often have individual requirements.
We want you maximize the pleasure of having flowers around, so here are some tips to extend its lifespan:
If your flowers are delivered in a bouquet, i.e wrapped in cellophane with water on the ends:
- You may leave the flowers this way, but we highly recommend transferring them in a vase as soon as possible.
- Always make sure your vase is thoroughly cleaned so that there is no bacterial contamination from previous use.
- Remove packaging and trim the stems.
- Cut approximately 1 cm from the ends of the stems at an angle.
This helps the stem to suck up the water.
- Fill your vase to 3/4 full with fresh tap water then add the flower food. (except with tulips only 1/4).
- Do add flower food to prolong the life of your flowers (except with tulips).
Always follow exactly the guidelines on the back of the sachet.
- Remove any foliage which lies beneath the water as they will cause bacteria to grow in the water.
- Display in a cool location away from draughts, direct sunlight and heat.
- To refresh flowers after 2-3 days, remove any drooping flowers or foliage, re-cut the stems and replace the fresh water.
Keep them away from direct heat and sunlight as it will make your flowers dry quickly and die. Instead, place them in a cool and dry place to maintain freshness.
- Do this over a sink or on a drainer.
- Place a coaster or such under the container when placing on furniture in case of spills.
- Repeat every few days.
- As buds deteriorate clip away to allow others to open.
If your flower arrangement has a floral foam such as hatbox, letter arrangements, etc:
Do a daily check on the floral foam and make sure it is moist.
Pour adequate water directly into the foam in case it has become dry, but be careful not to add too much water as the box/wood might get damaged.
- Keep them away from direct heat and sunlight as it will make your flowers dry quickly and die.
- Instead, place them in a cool and dry place to maintain freshness.
Caring for your orchids:
Place the orchids near the window, but like cut flowers, do not under direct sunlight as it burns their leaves easily. Also keep them from dark spaces as it will prevent them from producing flowers.
- Water it when it begins to dry out (usually every 7 to 10 days).
- Do not overwater as it can possibly rotten the roots.
- To prolong flowering, remove faded flowers and leaves.
- You may feed your orchids with liquid plant fertilizer fortnightly.
Handle with care
- Lily pollen may stain. Carefully remove stamens from any newly opened flowers and avoid direct contact.
Tip (If you get lily pollen on your clothes do not rub but use sellotape to remove by placing sticky side on top of stain and peel off).
- Keep flowers out of reach of children and pets.
The flowers/plant are for display only and must not be eaten.
- We recommend that you not place your flowers or plants on an unprotected surface.