Care instructions to get the longest life from your flowers
Keep your flowers in a cool place, away from heat sources & direct air conditioning.
Fill a clean vase with water & dissolve flower food. Remover any foliage that will be under the water as this will create bacteria which will shorten the life of your flowers. Cut 1-2 cm off the stems & immediately place flowers in water. Placing the flowers in the water straight away after cutting them ensures that the flowers are getting the highest water flow. Flower stems form a seal over the bottom when out of water which makes it harder for water intake causing a shorter life.
Your flowers might need water now so by looking into the back of the arrangement you will be checking that the water is approximately 1cm above the green floral foam. Top up the water daily. Do not let the floral foam dry out as it can’t then reabsorb water.
Just as the lily is opening carefully with your fingers or with tweezers pull off the stamens (long bean like fingers). This will not only make the bloom last longer but remove the risk of pollen staining.
How to remove pollen stains
Do not touch the pollen with your fingers or with a wet cloth. Moister will embed the pollen into the fabric.
- Start by shaking the fabric outside to loosen the pollen fibres.
- Using sticky tape press the tape onto the pollen to lift & remove as much pollen as possible.
- If there is still pollen on the fabric run cold water through the back of the fabric, this will be easier to help push out the fibres the way they came in.
- Soak the affected fabric in cold water for 30mins & again rinse through the back of the fabric.
- If required soak with stain remover & again rinse through the back of fabric & wash normally.
General Indoor plant care
Most indoor plants only need to be watered when the top of the soil feels dry.
Overwatering (loving your plant too much) is one of the most common reasons for indoor plants to die. If the leaves on your indoor plant are going yellow/orange that is a sign of overwatering.
Wilting leaves and flowers are a sign that your plant is thirsty, give it some water.
Whereas crunchy leaves are sign that the air is too dry & or it is getting too much direct sunlight. Try moving your plant somewhere with filtered light & place plant on a tray of pebbles with water in the pebbles. This will help create the humidity that your plant needs. Trim off any dried-out leaves.
General Indoor Succulent care
Keeping succulents indoors can be hard but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have them.
However, you’ll want to place your succulents near a window that gets light all day. If this isn’t an option, place your succulents near the brightest window or brightest area of your home or office.
Succulents like to have their roots soaked with water but then need dry out. Then, watered again after the soil has been dry for a few days.
Open Terrariums – Terrarium does not have a lid.
Your open terrarium should have moist soil not soaking wet. Watering your terrarium every week to two weeks depending on the environment. If it is hot you will need to water it more often than if it cold. 1cm of water with the rocks in the bottom is a good amount.
Enclosed Terrariums – This has a lid
Terrariums that are enclosed do not need watering very often as the lid traps the moisture in. The soil should be moist. If you overwater your terrarium leave the lid off to allow the water to evaporate. It is better for an enclosed terrarium to be under watered than to be overwatered