Ding! A text message is popping on your mobile display stating a flower bouquet is on its way to your door. A few minutes later, the delivery guy shows up with a flower bouquet. Your eyes GLOW, the corner of your mouth turns up, your front teeth a little exposed, and you welcome the flowers with an open arm.
Now the new bundle of joy is with you. What’s next?
Each of us would love the flower to be long-lasting. A little extra care has its perks! We highly suggest these flower care tips so to upkeep your bouquet, flower basket, and floral stand arrangement looking pristine.
Sure-fire Care Tips for Bouquet Flower
A bouquet flower may take 1-2 days for the bloom to reach its potential. Most bouquets last between 4-6 days, which are entirely dependent on the types of flowers and the environment. That includes if you like to keep the full packaging on or unwrap it and place the blooms into a vase.
1. With Bouquet Flower Packaging On
Tip #1: Flower Bouquet Positioning
Keep the bouquet flower upright vertically, standing straight up. A water bag is attached at the bottom of the blooms to ensure the flower is in a drinking state.
Tip #2: Use Clean Water Bottle Spray
Fill up the bottle with clean tap water. Spray water lightly around the flowers to hydrate and moisten the bouquet. It is advisable to spray water 1-2 times per day, or at least a minimum once each day.
Tip #3: Keep Bouquet Away from Humid Environment
Place the flower bouquet in a cool shady area, and away from direct sunlight. Preferably in the living room with a fan on or in an air-conditioning room. We highly recommend the bouquet to stay away from any electronic devices and television sets.
Tip #4: Remove the Flower Stem When Required
Different type of flower varieties comes with different vase life expectancy. When you notice some of the flowers or leaves are dried or withered, pull them out from the bouquet.
2. Unwrap Bouquet Flower Packaging
Tip #1: Cut Off Flower Stems
After unwrapping the bouquet, remove the waterbag out gently. Start by trimming off the stems about 1-2 cm at 45-degree angle. If you have a shear, we suggest using it for a neater cut. Place the flowers into a vase. We recommend trimming the stems every alternate day.
Tip #2: Clean Vase Water Daily
One of the vital steps for your blooms to glow merrily is using fresh clean water. Each day, replace the vase water. If time is limited on your side, top up water regularly. Change the vase water the next day.
Tip #3: Use Flower Food or Make Your Own Solution If your bouquet comes with a sachet of flower food, drop the liquid into the vase. You can make your own solution by adding few drops of bleach with a pinch of sugar into the clean water.
Tip #4: Remove Lifeless Flowers or Leaves
When you spotted some wilted flowers or leaves lingering at the vase after several days, take those out immediately. The remaining of the blooms will age gracefully.
Easy Care Tips for Flower Box and Flower Basket
Unlike a typical flower bouquet, there is a work of art for the flower box and flower basket arrangement. In-house floral designer bespoke a mix of flowers into a box and basket with creativity.
Each flower box arrangement comes with green floral foam. The green foam is well soaked with water as a base support for the flower arrangements while keeping the blooms fresh for days.
Depending on the level of care intensity, flower box arrangements can last up to a week the most. Here are a few trouble free tips on extending the life of your flower box and flower basket.
Tip #1: Check the floral foam condition
Touch the green foam and find out if it is damp or drying daily. The water will evaporate gradually from the green foam, which signals you to pour water into the flower arrangement.
Tip #2: Water the floral arrangement
For better water control, we suggest using a tiny mouth water bottle when pouring. Fill the bottle up to a quarter or 50 ml of water. Find a small gap between the flowers. Then, gently pour the water directly into the floral foam at the top of the flower box or basket. You can spray the water lightly around flowers too.
Avoid pouring water by the side of the flower box. The foam is non- absorbent from water at the edge. In addition, it will cause the flower box to deteriorate faster.
Tip #3: Monitor indoor ventilation
Keep the flower box or basket away from the sun and other heaty electrical devices. Good indoor ventilation with the right temperature of air-conditioning or fan cooling helps prolong the freshness of the flower box.
Tip #4: Remove Wilting Flowers from the Box or Basket
When you notice any withered flowers and leaves in sight, pick that out immediately. Leaving the dried flowers on will interrupt other unaffected fresh flowers from glowing merrily.
Tip #5 Stay away from Ripening Fruits
Maintain a distance between the placement of the flower box or flower basket with ripening fruits. Ripe fruits discharge ethylene gas that will cause flowers to age rapidly.
Hassle-free Care Tips for Opening Flower Stand and Condolence Flower Stand
Maintaining and caring for a flower stand is way simpler than the previous mentioned. The following tips below will get you to up keep these blooms arrangement to last longer.
Tip #1 Place Flower Stand under a shade Most flower stand is displaying outside a retail outlet or an outdoor environment. Look for a spot with a shade and that is away from direct sunlight.
Tip #2 Mist Floral Arrangement daily Check the floral foam condition daily, preferably. When there is a sign of dryness, pour a glass of water directly into the floral foam once or every two days. Use a water spray bottle to spritz clean tap water on the flowers daily. For an even coverage on all the flowers, spray the water 6 inches away from the stand.
Tip #3 Get Rid of Wilted Flowers Any first sign of dried and wilted flowers is visible, remove that out instantly. These will assist in prolonging the flower stand to an optimum freshness.