Please follow our simple guide to prolong the vase life of your beautiful flower bouquet.
In preparation for your flowers: Clean vase thoroughly. Fill with water to a high level with room temperature water and add the correct amount of flower food.
Check the water level daily. Water level should be kept high to promote long lasting flowers.
Remove any leaves that is below the waterline as this could promote bacterial growth.
Re-cut stems every few days. Using a sharp knife or scissors, cut off, at an angle, about 1 inch from the bottom of stem. Do not bash or pierce the stem as this destroys the water vessels needed for water absorption.
Most flowers prefer a cool spot. Temperature in the range of 18 -22 degrees Celsius is best. Avoid placing your flowers in direct sunlight, above radiators, under ceiling fans, or near drafts. Dehydration is the main cause of short vase life of flowers.
Avoid placing your flowers near ripening fruit, which releases small amounts of ethylene gas that can cause your flowers to age prematurely.
Change water immediately when the water in the vase is yellow and cloudy. This is a sign of bacteria growing in the water. Bacteria can clog the stems and shorten the life of your beautiful flowers.