We hope these care tips will educate, inform and inspire you. By following our simple instructions, you will gain extra life and pleasure from your flowers. Please call us with any questions about flower care and we'll be happy to help you.

How do I care for cut flowers?

  • Ensure the vase is clean, as bacteria harms flowers.
  • Take approximately 2cm off all stems, making a slanted cut with a sharp knife or very sharp scissors and remove leaves that will fall below the waterline.
  • Avoid direct sunlight, heat or draughts which can shorten flowers' lives and keep flowers away from fruit.
  • Top up the water regularly and remove faded flowers as they occur.

How do I care for arrangements?

  • Remember to protect your furniture by placing something under the arrangement.
  • Never let the oasis (green foam) dry out. Simply add water to the oasis daily and enjoy.

How do I care for tropical flowers? (Blooms include: Heliconia, Orchids, Anthuriums)

A regular misting with a fine spray and a wipe over with a damp cloth will ensure your tropical flowers retain their glossy foliage.

How do I care for liliums?

  • To prevent pollen stains, remove stamens by gently pulling them up out of the flower with a tissue.
  • Pollen stains can be brushed off or capture the pollen with cello tape & remove. If pollen gets into the fabric, treat as you would an-oil based stain.

How do I care for tulips?

  • Tulips continue to grow after they are cut, stretching towards a light source.
  • Turn your vase occasionally to ensure an even growth of your tulips.
  • Never mix tulips and daffodils as daffodils emit sap which can contaminate the water.
  • Add water regularly - tulips are a thirsty lot!

Ten Tips for healthier plants:

  1. When deciding on a location for the plant, consider its preferred light & heat levels. For example, plants that like high humidity (e.g.: maiden hair ferns) will flourish in a bathroom.
  2. Position plants away from strong heat or cold draughts.
  3. Provide good drainage.
  4. Feed plants regularly with the appropriate food.
  5. Give broad glossy leaves an occasional wipe with a damp cloth.
  6. Pruning plants can encourage new growth.
  7. Flowering plants kept slightly pot bound will produce more flowers
  8. Check your plants regularly for signs of stress, pests or disease & treat accordingly.
  9. Remove dead leaves and flowers as they occur.

How do I care for Specialist Plants? - Caring for orchid plants:

  • Orchids enjoy bright but not direct light
  • Don't over water! Watering is best done from above using either a watering can or hose, or you can soak the pot in water for a minute or so.
  • Ensure the plant has good drainage.
  • Pruning - when flowers finish, cut the stem approximately 3cm from base & a new stem will shoot in the following season.
  • Feeding - use commercial orchid fertiliser, as directed

How do I care for Specialist Plants? - Caring for cyclamen plants:

  • Keep soil moist and do not over-water.
  • Never let your cyclamen sit in water.
  • Position for morning light and avoid draughts.