How to Care for your Flower Bouquet

The Real Flower Company ship their scented farm-grown roses and flowers directly to your door so most arrive in semi-bud form. This helps prevent damage during travel and gives you more time with your flowers. Please follow the care steps below and allow 1-2 days for your flowers to fully open.

Roses from The Real Flower Company may, as nature intended, start to shed their petals after about 5 days. There are however a number of things you can do to extend the life of your flowers.

  1. Place your flowers into fresh water with the flower food sachet provided (unless in oasis or a wreath)
  2. Always display your flowers in a cool room, away from bright sunlight or direct heat
  3. For maximum vase life change the water every other day (unless in oasis or a wreath) as bacteria in the water will shorten the vase life

There are some additional care instructions for specific types of arrangements:

Hand-tied Bouquets

  1. Remove flowers from their protective film and fresh bag and pour away the water
  2. Carefully remove any damaged petals from the outside of the roses
  3. Rinse the stems in clean water
  4. Cut 2.5cm from the end of the stems at a 45-degree angle
  5. Check that your arrangement base is not dry on arrival - if necessary, carefully pour a little water into the centre
  6. The arrangement should remain in the Basket and be watered regularly to ensure the foam base does not dry out
  7. Do not place the Basket directly onto a polished surface
  8. Fill your flower tube halfway with water and add the flower food provided. It is best to do this where you wish to display the flowers so that you don’t have to move the tube filled with water
  9. Remove the posy from its protective packaging and fresh bag
  10. Cut the flowers to their desired length so that you can display them in the 6 holes in the tube

Basket, Hat Box or Trio Arrangements

  1. Check that your arrangement base is not dry on arrival - if necessary, carefully pour a little water into the centre
  2. The arrangement should remain in the Basket and be watered regularly to ensure the foam base does not dry out
  3. Do not place the Basket directly onto a polished surface

Flower Tube & Posy

  1. Fill your flower tube halfway with water and add the flower food provided. It is best to do this where you wish to display the flowers so that you don’t have to move the tube filled with water.
  2. Remove the posy from its protective packaging and fresh bag
  3. Cut the flowers to their desired length so that you can display them in the 6 holes in the tube

Roses from The Real Flower Company are guaranteed to last for 5 days if the care instructions are followed.

 

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