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Flourishing Ideas

Different kinds of flowers have various needs. Based on their varieties and unique qualities, you can easily identify their needs. Fortunately, caring for flowers is a general thing and nothing too difficult. To make your new flowers last for more than a week, we share with you our professional care tips. Our flower care tips will help with the longevity and quality of your favourite blooms from our shop.

Guide and Tips to care flowers:

Change Water Regularly
Remember to give your flowers some fresh, clean water. If you want your flowers to look fresh and alive, you must always place clean water in your vase or container. Dirty, murky water allows bacteria to grow and so you must be sure the water you use is always clean for fresh and lively flowers. Bacteria also cause a bad smell. To avoid this from happening, you must replace the water in the vase once it starts to get cloudy. Meanwhile, flowers that came in foam need to be watered daily.
Remove the Dead Parts
The dry or dead parts of your flowers may affect other parts so you must remove those from the bunch as soon as you spot any. These parts are dangerous to healthy flowers. Dead and dry parts may affect others and ruin the whole arrangement. Remove any infected parts by cutting them away. Get rid of any infected part of your flowers immediately. When you cut these parts, you remove the cause of bacterial growth. You must also watch out for dead leaves or petals to prevent bacterial rot.
Good Temperature
Place your flowers in a cool, shady environment. Do not place your flowers in direct heat. Opt for the optimal temperature in your designated area as fresh-cut flowers are sensitive to temperature. Once they are exposed to heat, they dry up and become dehydrated. Flowers do not thrive in high temperatures.
Place It Away From A Ripening Fruit
Ripening fruits release a fragrant intangible gas known as ethylene. This gas is not harmful to humans, but it is dangerous to flowers. This is because the gas makes the petals fall out. As the fruit ripens, ethylene is produced. Therefore, it is advisable to keep your flowers as far away from fruit as possible.
Vase Must Be Clean
We want ourselves and our homes to be clean all the time to avoid sickness and infections due to bacteria. The same goes for flower vases. Your vase or container must be clean before you put any fresh-cut flowers inside. Wash your vase with soap and warm water to inhibit the growth of germs and bacteria. These germs and bacteria may kill your beautiful flowers which is why you must clean your vases. That way, you ensure that your flowers are safe.
Cut With A Sharp Knife
As much as possible, always use a sharp knife when cutting the lower parts of the stems of your flowers. Dull points and scissors will only damage the tissue of your flowers. Using items other than a sharp knife can damage the vessels and tissue of the stem, preventing them from absorbing the water.
After getting your flowers delivered, you must first make an initial cut. The first cut is essential as it exposes fresh tissue that help the flowers absorb more water. The right way to cut is to measure a quarter to two inches from the bottom and then cut in an angle. To maintain the freshness of your flowers, trim every few days and avoid smashing or piercing any part of the stem.
Fresh and Clean Environment
Flowers must be in a fresh and clean environment. Flowers need a space without pollution and heat. A proper environment allows your flowers to breathe in the fresh air.
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