- Fill containers with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water. Insert flower food in the water depending on size of the container, you add more or less.
- Using sharp scissors or a knife, cut the stems diagonally under running water approximately an inch from each stem's bottom edge.
- Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared water.
- Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well.
- Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
- Change water every 3 days to keep flowers fresh. Assure that you have sufficient water in the vase as the flowers will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.
Lilies and Tropical flower care
Upon arrival, cut 1-1.5 in. at the bottom of each stem and place in fresh water with dissolved flower food. Change water every other day. For the specific case of lilies, remove stamen (in the center of the flower) to avoid stains on flowers or clothing. They love water and moisture, so the following tips might come handy to preserve their beauty and maximize their vase life:
- Tropical flowers must travel and be stored at an average temperature of 60°F
- You will notice shredded newspaper in all of our tropical flower boxes; this newspaper is packed humid at farm level and helps maintain humidity of flowers during transportation.
- Cut 1-1.5 in. at the bottom of each stem before placing in fresh water with flower food.
- Replace water every three days.
- Misting all of your tropical flowers daily will keep them moist and maintain their fresh look.
- Avoid direct sunlight and drafts.