Flowers have a universal language that communicates beyond words, and keeping that conversation lively starts with how you care for your fresh cut flowers. At Tooka Florist, we understand the art of floral elegance and the importance of longevity in your bouquets. Whether you've received a birthday bouquet, a sympathy arrangement, or picked a vase arrangement to adorn your home, proper care is essential. Here’s how to ensure your flowers remain as vivacious and fragrant as the day they were delivered.
Select the Perfect Spot
First, find a home for your flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources. These elements can cause your flowers to wilt prematurely. A cool spot with indirect light preserves the vibrancy of the petals and prolongs their lifespan.
Trim and Prune
Upon receiving your fresh cut flowers, trim the stems at a 45-degree angle. This allows for better water absorption. Remove any leaves below the water line to prevent bacterial growth.
Use a clean vase and fill it with lukewarm water mixed with the provided flower food. Change the water every two days, rinsing the vase before refilling. This step is crucial to prevent bacteria from shortening your flowers’ life.
Use Flower Food
The packet of flower food is a floral elixir, promoting bloom longevity. If you run out, you can make a homemade version with a teaspoon of sugar and a few drops of bleach to keep the water clear and nourish your flowers.
Ripening fruit emits ethylene gas, which can cause your fresh cut flowers to age faster. Keep your arrangement away from the fruit bowl to avoid premature wilting.
Daily check-ins give you a chance to remove wilted petals and leaves to keep your arrangement looking fresh. This not only maintains the aesthetic but also supports the health of the remaining flowers.
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Remember, flowers are a natural, perishable product, and their lifespan will vary. With these tips, your flowers from Tooka Florist can be enjoyed to their fullest potential. Experience the enduring beauty of our arrangements and let us help you bring a piece of nature's elegance into your daily life.
Find joy in the simple elegance of nature's art, and keep the beauty flourishing with each fresh cut flower from Tooka Florist. Whether it's the romance of roses, the exotic charm of orchids, the green serenity of plants, or the indulgence of a gift box, care is the secret ingredient that keeps the conversation between nature and you evergreen.
How do I keep my fresh cut flowers from wilting too soon? Ensure your fresh cut flowers are placed away from direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources. Trimming the stems and changing the water every two days can also greatly extend their life.
What is the best way to cut flower stems for vase life? Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle to allow for optimal water absorption, and do so under water if possible to prevent air bubbles from forming.
Can I make my own flower food for my fresh cut flowers? Yes, you can mix a teaspoon of sugar with a few drops of bleach in water to act as homemade flower food to nourish your flowers and keep the water clean.
Why should I remove leaves from the water in my flower arrangement? Leaves in the water can rot, promoting bacterial growth that can harm your fresh cut flowers. Keeping the water clean is key to extending their beauty.
How often should I change the water in my flower vase? It's best to change the water every two days, along with cleaning the vase, to prevent bacterial growth and ensure the longevity of your flowers.