To maximize the life and beauty of your flowers, it is important to follow the care tips below.
Fill a clean container with lukewarm water and flower preservative. Do not use more than the recommended dosage, as the flowers may be sugar sensitive.
Cut your flowers in a diagonal direction, approximately 1-inch from the base of the stems with a sharp knife. This will expose a fresh and wider surface of the stems to the water.
For roses, remove the first layer of the protective guard petals. They are not a sign of damaged or old flowers. These petals were left on to protect your roses during shipping.
Remove any foliage that will fall below the water line to reduce bacterial contamination of the water. Removing the thorns will not harm the roses, as long as the skin has not been damaged.
Revitalize your flowers by re-cutting the stems and placing them in warm water (100 - 110 F) with flower preservative of your choice every 2 to 3 days to maximize shelf life.
Keep your flowers in a cool area to help them last longer.