After getting a lovely bouquet of flowers from floristeria in Puerto Rico, you’re probably eager to place them in a vase to appreciate their beauty even more. Before you do that, keep in mind that if you follow a few simple flower care guidelines, the beauty of these blooms will last much longer.
Strip the plastic wrapper from your flowers as soon as possible after receiving them. Then take the following steps:
1. Make sure to properly clean the vase you’ll be using for your flowers, especially if you’ve already used it for another arrangement. To get rid of any residual bacteria, run hot soapy water over them.
2. After you’ve finished preparing your vase, it’s time to start trimming. Trim about an inch from the bottoms of your blooms’ stems and cut at a 45-degree angle so they don’t rest flat on the water. This permits your blooms to take in more water.
3. Remove any leaves that are going to be below the waterline. Bacteria will proliferate as the leaves degrade in the water.
4. Fill your vase halfway with water and add your blooms. Enjoy!
You should be able to enjoy your flowers for a few more days now that you’ve properly prepared them. But don’t forget about these maintenance suggestions to keep them looking their best for longer:
1. Use the flower food if it came with the flowers. Always read the packaging recommendations and only use the specified amount. If you use too much, you may end up harming your plant.
What is the purpose of floral food? These often contain the correct quantity of sugar to feed the blooms, acid to keep the water’s pH stable, and a little bleach to kill bacteria. (You can skip this step if you’re using a crystal or metal container.) The floral food’s acid could react with the lead in your crystal or with the metal.)
2. Every few days, repeat step 2 from our Preparation suggestions. Water intake is one approach to keep flowers looking fresh after they’ve been trimmed.
3. Change the water in your vase every two to three days and clean it completely.
4. Remove any leaves or petals that have fallen into the water.
5. When your arrangement fits inside the refrigerator, place it there before going to bed. The withering process is slowed by low temperatures. You may have noticed this in flower stores where a few blossoms are stored in flower refrigerators.
Don’ts and Dos
If it comes to placing your floral arrangement, there are several dos and don’ts to keep in mind.
1. Keep your blossoms away from direct sunshine, heat-generating equipment, heating and cooling vents, and drafts.
2. Avoid putting the arrangements near fruits or vegetables. Ethylene gas is released by vegetables and ripening fruits, causing your flowers to wilt much faster.
If you want to order flowers for any occasion, feel free to contact us and let us know about your plan.