We want to make sure that you get the most enjoyment out of your flowers. By following these easy-care guidelines you’ll be sure to get the longest vase life possible out of your flowers!
For cut flowers in a bouquet, unwrap and cut 1-2cm from the end of each stem before placing in fresh room temperature water. Be sure to check that any shorter stems make it into water too (a vase 2/3 full will usually do the trick) You can cut the stem at an angle to allow the flowers the best chance to take up water.
Be sure to check that there are no leaves or greenery sitting below the water line as they will likely cause bacteria to form in the water, shortening the vase life of the flowers.
Every other day, remove the flowers from the vase and re-cut the stems. Remove 1-2cm from the bottom of the stem, thoroughly clean the vase and refill with fresh water.
We understand that sometimes time (and life!) can get in the way, so if you aren’t likely to re-cut the stems and change the water every other day, just cut them once the first time you place them in water and add a few drops of household bleach to the water.
Flowers arranged in floral foam (that spongy green stuff) will need to be topped up with fresh water every day or two to ensure longevity. It is best to check the water level before refilling to prevent water overflowing from the container.
Flowers are best kept at room temperature between 18 – 22 degrees (Celsius). Keep away from direct sunlight, drafts, or any heating or cooling appliances. Also, avoid sitting flowers on top of televisions or microwaves.
Different types of flowers will last longer than others, carefully remove spent blooms, especially if other flowers in your display are still alive.