Top Tips For Cut Flower Care
& Plants Association recommends the following simple tips,
based on the latest extensive scientific research, to ensure
that your flowers last longer and look lovelier:
1. Make sure vases are very clean
2. Use fresh lukewarm water with commercial cut flower food
3. Strip all leaves below the water level.
4. Take at least 3cm (1") off all stems, making a slanted
cut with a sharp knife or very sharp scissors.
5. Avoid direct sunlight, heat, or draughts which can shorten
6. Keep flowers away from fruit and remove faded flowers as
7. Top up the water regularly and add flower food in proportion.
conditioning tips for cut flowers
People often hesitate to buy fresh flowers because they think
they can't get them to last more than a couple of days. Some
flowers are shortlived, but most commercially grown flowers
will last at least a week if treated right. Commercially-grown
flowers are specially treated after cutting, which means they
will last longer than varieties cut from the garden.
is the term florists use to mean getting the flowers ready
for arranging. By following these few simple steps you can
get extra life and pleasure from your flowers.