Step by Step Basic Flower Care
When you receive your bouquet of fresh flowers, remove the flowers from their wrapping carefully.
Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle at your desired height to fit your vase. You can also opt to cut the stems under room temperature running water to allow better water absorption.
Prepare a clean vase and fill it with cool water. Add some flower food into the vase.
Place your freshly cut flowers into the vase.
Enjoy your new table arrangement!
Flower Care Tips
By following the simple tips below, you can significantly increase the longevity and beauty of your flowers.
Make sure to use a clean container (glass, plastic or metallic are all fine) or better yet, thoroughly wash it with soap prior to use.
Fill the container with fresh, room temperature water until it is two-thirds full. There should be enough water to submerge all the stems without liquid overflowing.
Before placing the stems into water, cut them at a 45 degree angle with the sharpest scissors, shears or knife. This maximises the amount of water the flowers can draw through their stems.
Use Flower Food
Mix flower food with the water before placing your flowers in the container. If flower food is not available, use sugar – it is essentially the same thing!
Place in a Suitable Location
Choose an appropriate place for your flowers. Avoid direct sunlight and cold draughts and keep your flowers away from any fruit or vegetables.
Clean off any damaged blooms, leaves or foliage that fall below the vase waterline. If left they will disintegrate and cause the water to turn brown.
Check your flowers on a daily basis. Try not to neglect your flowers for more than 2-3 days. Be sure to take them out the vase to change trim them. Check for wilting heads, replace the water, re-cut the stems and clean the container every two to three days.