Carefully remove the flowers from all of the packaging, including the water pouch at the end of the stems (if any).
Trim the stems
Trim the bottom of the flower stems at a slant by approximately 3cm and place in a vase with fresh water and flower food (if provided).
Keep them cool
Do not place your flower display near radiators or in very warm rooms. Your flowers will look their best and last longer in a cooler temperature.
Change vase water and re-trim the stems every other day. Prune any leaves below the waterline.
Make sure the water is at the right temperature. Most flowers keep best in room-temperature water. Bulb flowers keep best in cool water or even cold water. Whether you’re using either cold or lukewarm water, fill your vase so it’s three-quarters full and keep topping it off as the flowers absorb more liquid.
Cut flowers do best in slightly acidic water, ideally with a pH level between 3.5 and 5.0. Any leaves submerged underwater can rot and cause bacterial growth, so it's important to regularly check your flowers and remove any underwater leaves.
Run out of flower food?
Why not create your own!
All you need to create this DIY food plant recipe is 1 litre of water, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. That’s it! Add all your ingredients to the water and stir until combined. This will help your blooms last longer and use less chemicals to do so.