From proper lighting and watering techniques to essential care protocols, we are here to empower you with the knowledge needed to make your floral arrangements and potted plants thrive. Let’s delve into flower arrangement care and discover how to keep your cut flowers fresh and your plants flourishing for longer periods.


Pink Berry by H.Bloom is a rose and hydrangea luxury flower arrangement.
Pink Berry



1. Lighting Care for Freshly Cut Flowers: 

Position your floral arrangement away from intense lighting sources such as spotlights, fluorescent lights, and direct sunlight. This precaution prevents the flowers from wilting, drying out, and turning brown too quickly.

2. Water Care for Freshly Cut Flowers: 

It is crucial to change all the water in your floral arrangement every 1-3 days to promote longevity. Providing fresh water to the stems is the most essential care step. Ensure that all stems are submerged at least halfway to allow for proper absorption.


Dreamsicle by H.Bloom is a colorful tulip arrangement.



1. Caring for Cut Tulips:

i. Cut tulips thrive when they are placed in direct sunlight.
ii. Refresh your water every 2 to 3 days to encourage the best blooming of cut tulips.

2. Caring for Cut Roses:

i. Gently remove petals from the outside of the rose bud as they brown to help them stay fresh longer.
ii. Keep your rose arrangement in a cool place away from direct sunlight.

3. Caring for Cut Orchids:

i. Add some water when the stems or petals of the cut orchids don’t look as vibrant.
ii. Place cut orchids in a room with a lot of natural light, but don’t place in direct sunlight.
4. Caring for Cut Lilies:
i. Gently remove leaves and petals from cut lilies as they fade, in order to keep them alive and fresh longer.
ii. Replace water of cut lilies every 2 days, and keep them in a cool area.
5. Caring for Cut Peonies:
i. Keep cut peonies away from direct sunlight.
ii. Change the water for cut peonies every 1 - 2 days, and add an ice cube to the vase at the same time. Peonies love cold water!
6. Caring for Cut Hydrangeas:
i. Use a spray bottle to gently mist hydrangea petals once per day.
ii. If hydrangea blooms begin to wilt, you can dunk the whole flower head in warm water for a few minutes to revive them.
iii. Replace hydrangea water every 2 days with room temperature water.
H.Bloom's Succulent Trough is a premium square vase arranged with premium succulents.
Succulent Trough



1. Lighting Care for Succulents: 

Succulents thrive in natural, bright, and indirect light conditions. 

2. Water Care for Succulents: 

To properly water your succulents, use a spray bottle to moisten the base of the plants when the soil has completely dried out, typically every 3-4 weeks.



                   A premium white single-stem orchid by H.Bloom.
White Single-Stem Orchid Plant



1. Lighting Care for Orchid Plants: 

Position orchids in an area with bright, indirect light to ensure optimal growth.

2. Water Care for Orchid Plants: 

Water the base of your orchids with 1-2 ounces of water every 5-7 days, preferably in the early morning. Take care to avoid wetting the leaves as this can lead to issues. Overwatering can cause yellowing leaves, so if you are unsure, it is better to refrain from watering. If overwatering occurs, allow the orchid to dry out for 2-3 weeks before resuming the regular watering schedule.


A Potted Pothos plant by H.Bloom.
Potted Pothos



1. Lighting Care for Plants: 

Our plants thrive when placed in areas with medium to bright indirect sunlight.

2. Water Care for Plants: 

Water your plants once a week, allowing the soil to drain and dry out between watering sessions. If the soil feels moist, refrain from watering as overwatering can harm the plants. When in doubt, it's better to hold off on watering.

3. Temperature Care for Plants: 

Plants prefer temperatures ranging from 65⁰ to 85⁰ Fahrenheit (18⁰ to 29⁰ Celsius).



1. Temperature for Flowers and Plants: 

To ensure the longevity of your arrangement, succulent, or orchid, keep them away from direct drafts caused by windows, doors, or HVAC vents. Additionally, try to maintain a consistent temperature in your space as drastic temperature fluctuations can be detrimental to flowers and plants. It's worth noting that heat can be more damaging to fresh floral arrangements than cooler temperatures.

2. Touching Flowers and Plants: 

While it may be tempting to touch the stems and petals, it's best to resist the urge. Human touch or other obstructions such as pressed stems against a wall can bruise the petals and leaves, causing them to droop prematurely.

3. Flower and Plant Safety for Pets: 

Keep in mind that certain flowers and plants can be toxic to pets. If you have any concerns or questions, it's advisable to consult your veterinarian.


Don’t have flowers to take care of at this moment? Browse our best-selling floral arrangements and treat yourself to an arrangement. Or take a look at the different plants that we offer. Interested in the specific flower varietals we mentioned in the beginning of this blog post? Click the links here to be directed to a selection of the flowers you’re most interested in: tulips, roses, orchids, lilies, peonies.

You can indulge in the ultimate act of self-care by requesting a floral subscription, so that your home always has fresh flowers to radiate positive energy and reduce your stress.

We hope that our tips and tricks on maximizing the lifespan of your cut flowers, succulents, orchids, and plants have been helpful to you. By implementing proper lighting, watering, and temperature practices, you can significantly extend the beauty and vitality of your botanical companions. Remember to be mindful of the specific needs of each plant. You are now equipped to create an environment where your floral arrangements stay fresh and your plants thrive for longer periods. 

May 24, 2023 — Dana Massie