Floral & Plant Care
Here are some of our tips and tricks on how to make your cut flowers, succulents, and orchids last longer.
FRESH CUT FLOWERS
LIGHTING: Place floral as far away from harsh lighting as possible (spotlighting, fluorescent lighting, direct sunlight) to avoid drooping, drying, and browning.
WATER: Change all of the water in your floral arrangement every 1-3 days to help with longevity. Giving your stems fresh water to drink is the most important care protocol. Be sure all stems are submerged at least halfway up to ensure adequate absorption.
LIGHTING: Succulents enjoy natural, bright, and indirect light.
WATER: Water the base of your succulents with a spray bottle when the soil is dry - approximately every 3-4 weeks.
LIGHTING: Place orchids in bright, indirect light.
WATER: Water the base of your orchids with 1-2 ounces of water every 5-7 days in the early morning; avoid wetting the leaves. Overwatering will result in yellow leaves and the orchid will need to dry out for 2-3 weeks; when in doubt, refrain from watering.
TEMPERATURE: Place arrangement, succulent or orchid out of the way of direct drafts (windows, doors, HVAC vents) to avoid issues with longevity. Try to keep the temperature consistent in your space - drastic fluctuations in temperature can “shock” flowers and plants. As a rule, heat is more damaging to fresh floral than cool.
TOUCHING: Although it’s tough to resist touching stems and petals, please resist! Human touch or other object obstructions (pressed stems against a wall, etc.) can bruise petals and leaves, and cause drooping prematurely.