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Caring For Your Flowers

How to Make your Flowers Last Longer

Flowers play a vital role in everyone’s life. Whether it be for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, sympathy, get well or even just a bunch hand-picked from your garden, it will mean a lot when you give it to someone. A single flower can express a thousand words, convey a deep meaning, even if you don’t say it. It does not require a special occasion for you to send flowers to someone - a bunch of blossoms can easily brighten up one’s day, and this normal day will have a special moment that will leave an unforgettable feeling, an impression that will last forever.

Receiving a bunch of flowers means that someone’s been thinking of you, or you mean a lot to that person and he wants you to feel special. With that, of course you’d want to enjoy it for a longer time, but the flowers has also their limit. Fortunately, we have some tips on how you can maximize their lifespan, and make it stunning as usual.

Fresh arrangements upon delivery will typically last for 3 to 5 days.With proper maintenance, you can still make them last for a week.

1. Wateris the source of life – even in plants, of course. We make sure that the flower arrangements you ordered will be delivered as fresh as how they are when they left our shop. The flower bouquets have water at the bottom, supported by the wrapper to keep it hydrated while being transported. You may transfer them in a vase afterwards to let the flowers easily breathe, or you may keep it as it is – whichever suits you. Always check the water level and replenish if needed. If the arrangement is in a box, you may water them every after 2-3 days as the flowers are stuck in a floral foam with water, too. But, do not add too much water that you reach the point that it can no longer absorb it. Always remember that it is not good to have too much of anything. When you put the arrangement in a vase, fill it up to ¾ full with fresh tap water (except with tulips only 1/4) and ensure that all the stems are sunken. You may also add flower food (again, except for tulips). Always follow exactly the guidelines at the back of the sachet.
2. Sunlight is absolutely good for any plant but is not best for cut flowers. Keep them away from direct heat and sunlight, as it will make them mature or ripen very quick. Placing them near or worse, on top of electric appliances like refrigerator is a very bad idea and will do them no good. Instead, place them in a cool area to lengthen their life. Also do not place the flowers near a cigarette or fresh fruits as these contains ethylene gas which are not good for them and make it die quickly.
3. Trim or recut the tips of the flower stems diagonally for approximately 1 cm every after 3 days to let water get through and be absorbed. Use sharp scissors to ensure cells from the leaves are unharmed and will still be able to absorb water peacefully. As mentioned from the first tip, water is the main source of life for plants, so it is very important to make sure the flowers are well-hydrated. Also, spray a little water to the petals from time to time to keep it refreshed.
4. Remove any wilted parts like petals or leaves so it does not infect other flowers.

Proper Phalaenopsis Care

If you want something that can stay longer than the normal set of flowers, you might want to consider getting an orchid plant instead. Phalaenopsis, or more popularly known as Moth Orchidare plants that doesn’t require a full-effort in growing it unlike other plants. It usually last for two to three months.

Here are some tips on how you can provide a good care for your Phalaenopsis.

  • Orchids love bright room. You can place them near the window, butlike cut flowers, do not under direct sunlight as it burns their leaves easily. Also keep them from dark spaces as it will prevent them from producing flowers.
  • Sprinkle water to the roots (just to moisten them so they won’t dry) once every two weeks. Most orchids die from overwatering. Only a few dies from under watering. If you overwatered your orchids, for it to survive, you will need to transfer it to another pot that can drain well. Too much water can rotten the roots.
  • To prolong flowering, remove faded flowers and leaves.
  • You may feed your orchids with liquid plant fertilizer fortnightly.