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How To Look After Your Roses

How To Look After Your Roses 2017-08-21T11:34:11+00:00

Сare instructions:

  • How to extend the life of your roses
  • Our long stem luxury roses should last at least one week or even longer if cared for as follows:
  • Please put your roses into fresh water as soon as they arrive
  • Please make sure the vase that you use to display your roses in is really clean, using bleach if necessary and rinsing out well. Cleanliness is a major factor in the life of any cut flowers. Glass, pottery or porcelain containers are ideal. Avoid metal containers, which may shorten vase life
  • Dissolve the flower feed in lukewarm water and add it to the vase
  • Remove the bottom 1 inch of the stem, making a slanted cut. Always use a clean, sharp, non-serrated blade or pair of scissors
  • Remove all foliage which will be below the level of the water in the vase. This will otherwise decay and contaminate the water
  • Remove the outside guard petals. These rugged outer petals were left on to protect your roses during shipment
  • You’ll find that long stem luxury roses can quickly take up a lot of water, especially in warm conditions. Check the water level daily and keep it topped up
  • Every second day, or if you notice that the water in the vase is getting cloudy, rinse the stems clean and change the water. Re-cut the stems as above
  • Choose the perfect place for your vase of roses. The warmer the room, the shorter the vase life will be. For longest life, place the roses in a cool place, but away from strong drafts from air conditioning units. Avoid putting the roses close to sources of heat such as radiators or direct sunlight
  • Avoid touching the flowers themselves too much. The oils in our skin break down the flowers and speed up the decomposition process
  • Keep flowers away from fruits and vegetables since they give off gasses that can affect cut flowers