Cut Flower Care for the best result
At Naho’s Floral Design, flower care is an essential part of our procedure. Do you know what the worst enemy of flowers is? Bacteria. To prevent its growth, use clean vases and containers. Professionals process each stem appropriately depending on what it needs. To make it simple, we are going to discuss general flower care here. We also use the exact amount of flower food to prevent bacteria growth and provide necessary nutrient for long lasting products. With proper care, cut flowers and foliage can last a long time.
Fresh cut flowers are perishable and can be encouraged to last longer under the right conditions. Here are the tips we would like to share with you:
- Replenish the water frequently. Change the water entirely every 2-3 days.
- Trim at least a half inch of stem off your flowers before you put them in a vase and each time you change the water.
- Use flower food that contains sugar, acid, and bleach. Sugar gives nutrients to the flowers, acid maintains the pH level of the water, and bleach reduces the amount of bacteria and fungi in the water.
- Keep your flowers away from heat and bright light.
- Avoid placing your flowers near ripening fruit or vegetables, especially bananas and apples.
- After you throw out your last arrangement, be sure to wash the vase/container thoroughly in hot soapy water or in your dishwasher.
- Use sharp scissors when cutting. If you use dull scissors to trim your flowers, you are often smashing, and thus damaging, the tissue/cells at the end of the stem. Damaged cells cannot absorb water as efficiently as healthy cells.
- If you have a vase arrangement, you should replace the water entirely every 2-3 days. Here is how: Take the flowers out of water and wash the vase well. Fill the vase with fresh water. Use flower food if you have it. Remove wilted stems and rinse them, then give the flowers a fresh cut with a floral knife or scissors. Make sure no foliage is submerged in the water.
Flowers arranged in floral foam
Depending on the designs we are making, we often use floral foam. Although you cannot replace the water in the design like you would do with a vase arrangement, you can add water to it so that the flowers will stay hydraged. To find out when it’s time to add water, put your figner into the arrangement and touch the floral foam. If it feels dry, add some water slowly in different spots. A water bottle makes a good watering tool since it gives you a good control how much water comes out.
Orchid in this case referrs to Phalaenopsisy Orchid that we sell at Naho’s Floral Design. Consider these if you would like to keep the Orchid healthy and long-lasting.
Temperature: The ideal temperature is between 75-85 degrees. If your home is between 70 and 90 degrees, an Orchid should grow well.
Sun light: Phalaenopsis Orchid is a low-light Orchid. Place it near an east facing window, or shaded south or west facing windows.
Humidity: While Phlaenopsis Orchids like humid environments (Between 50 and 80%), they can adapt well to less humid home environments.
Overwatering can kill the Orchids. Put your fingers in the Orchid’s moss or bark mixture. If it’s dry, put the Orchid under a tap and let it run out the bottom. Your Orchid could need water every 5-14 days, depending on the environment it is in.
We hope this was helpful. For questions, please Contact us.