At Fiore, we understand how important it is for you to enjoy your beautiful bouquet of flowers for as long as possible. That's why we've put together some helpful tips to help you maintain the longevity of your delivered flowers.
Flowers consume a lot of water. It is important to ensure they always have two-thirds of the vase full. Fill a clean vase with fresh, room-temperature water. Avoid using tap water, as it may contain chemicals that can shorten the lifespan of your flowers. If possible, use filtered or distilled water. As flowers are susceptible to bacteria buildup, please change their water every two days.
On receiving your flowers, be sure to trim their stems (2cm) at a 45-degree angle prior to placing them in their vase. When you change their water every two days, ensure a fresh cut as well. This will allow the flowers to better absorb water and nutrients, helping them stay fresh and vibrant. Use sharp scissors when trimming their stems to avoid damaging the tissue or cells at the base.
Remove any leaves that will be submerged in the water. Leaves can promote bacterial growth, which can shorten the life of your flowers. By removing them, you'll help keep the water clean and fresh.
Remove Wilting Flowers
As flowers naturally age, some may begin to wilt. To maintain the overall appearance of your bouquet, remove any wilting flowers as soon as you notice them.
Due to bacteria build-up in arrangements and flowers, ensure you wash your used vase with hot and soapy water, or place in dishwasher when you dispose of old flowers. This will assist in the vase being in the best possible position to protect your new flowers.
As you may know, some flowers drink through their petals such as Hydrangeas, Phalaenopsis, and Dancing Lady Orchids - every couple of days, soak them in cold water from the tap to refresh them.
Heat and Direct Sunlight
Keep Away from Direct Sunlight and Heat: Place your flowers in a cool, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight, heating vents, and appliances that generate heat. Heat can cause the flowers to wilt more quickly.
While it's important to keep your flowers in a well-ventilated area, it's equally important to avoid placing them in drafty areas. Drafts can cause the flowers to dehydrate faster, leading to wilting.