Upon receiving your bouquet of fresh flowers, you can help these beautiful flowers last longer with proper care. Whimsical Emporium uses the freshest flowers available to fill your bouquet. To increase the lifespan of these flowers in our local heat and humidity, we have some tips for you!
Recut Stems and Remove Foliage
Remove the bouquet wrapping from your flowers and cut the stem at an angle before placing them into your vase. Use a scissor or sharp knife to avoid squashing the stem, and destroying its vascular system, thus preventing water absorption. The angled cut increases the surface area for hydration and prevents the bottom of the stem from sitting directly on the vase, thus blocking water flow.
Remove all leaves below the waterline. Leaves left sitting in water will decay faster. Decaying matter promotes bacteria growth, accelerating the death of the flowers. To hydrate, the flowers would still require some leaves, so please don’t bare the stems.
Display Flowers in a Cool Spot
Place the flowers in a cool and dry environment, away from direct sunlight. Also avoid placing the fresh flowers near ripening fruit, as they release small amounts of ethylene gas that can age the flowers prematurely.
Change the water and give the stems a 1cm trim daily. Remove any damaged or spent blooms or leaves that falls below the waterline.
Follow these tips and your flowers will be more long-lasting!