Bulk Flower Care and Preparation

How to care for bulk flowers?

  1. Open your boxes and inspect your flowers.

    Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps. Do not take out the rubber bands holding the flowers together in a bunch.

  2. Prepare for Hydration.

    Fill containers with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water. Mix flower food in the water to protect against bacteria and give added nutrients to the flowers. (If you do not have flower food, it can be purchased at any local florist).
    Remove any foliage from the flowers that falls below the waterline of your vase. In removing foliage, care should be taken not to harm the stem.
    The reason for removing any foliage below the waterline is to prevent development of mold or bacteria which could cause premature wilting.
    Cut stems diagonally under running water using sharp scissors or a knife, approximately one inch from the stem’s lower edge.
    An angled cut will favor for a larger surface area for water absorption and prevents the ends of your stems from sitting flat in the container blocking water absorption.
    Quickly after cutting, place the stems in the prepared water.

Getting Hands on Wholesale Flowers

Our flowers are shipped directly from our partner farms. Receiving wholesale flowers is different than receiving flowers from a grocer or flower shop.

Depending on the type of flower there may be additional leaves or foliage, thorns, shield petals, anthers, etc. that can be removed. Following the crucial care and preparation steps below will help guarantee the quality and extend the vase-life of your flowers for as long as possible.

Most flowers require the same standard care however the roses need special attention. Rose flower steps will be listed below. If you received any flowers different than roses, please continue to the General Flower Care part.

Flowers may possibly arrive seeming ” lethargic” or “thirsty” after their trip, this is TOTALLY NORMAL, please follow the care suggestions to begin hydrating your flowers properly.

We always recommend that you look after for your flowers immediately upon arrival. Many of these flowers have just accomplished an international voyage and will be dehydrated.

We can’t stress enough that this is typical and there’s no necessity to be alarmed, your flowers need water and time to hydrate for their big debut. You are going to provide care for the flowers just like a professional florist!

General Flower Care

1. Open your boxes and inspect your flowers.

Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps. Do not take out the rubber bands holding the flowers together in a bunch.

2. Prepare for Hydration.

Fill containers with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water. Mix flower food in the water to protect against bacteria and give added nutrients to the flowers. (If you do not have flower food, it can be purchased at any local florist).

Remove any foliage from the flowers that falls below the waterline of your vase. In removing foliage, care should be taken not to harm the stem.

The reason for removing any foliage below the waterline is to prevent development of mold or bacteria which could cause premature wilting.

Cut stems diagonally under running water using sharp scissors or a knife, approximately one inch from the stem’s lower edge.

An angled cut will favor for a larger surface area for water absorption and prevents the ends of your stems from sitting flat in the container blocking water absorption.

Quickly after cutting, place the stems in the prepared water.

3. Wait Patiently until fully Hydrated.

Let flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Most flowers will take up to 8 to 12 hours to effectively hydrate, we recommend to leave them overnight.

Keep flowers in a cool, dark location far away from direct sunlight, breezes or extreme heat.

Change water every 24 hours and re-cut stems every 24 to 48 hours to keep flowers fresh. Assure that your flowers have enough water. The flowers will drink an remarkably large amount of water upon arrival.

4. Storing your Flowers.

Remember that leaving open flowers to warm environments (outside, a hot room, sunlight, etc.) will help the flowers bloom, and storing your flowers in a cooler environment will hinder down the opening process.

Most flowers should be retained in a cool, dark area unless you are trying to speed up the blooming process.

Make sure you avoid direct sunlight and excessive heat.

Also, keep flowers far away from fruits, vegetables and/or plants which produce ethylene gas. Ethylene in the surrounding area could cause your flowers to wilt.

Roses Flower Care

1. Open your boxes and inspect your flowers.

Remove roses from box by cutting any straps and remove the plastic wraps. Do not remove the cardboard sleeve or the rubber bands holding the roses together in a bunch.

It is recommended to leave the cardboard sleeve on for 4 to 8 hours while the roses hydrate and at that point remove once properly hydrated.

Keep in mind: Our roses are packed 25 stems per bunch. If you look from above the bunch it seems like there are only 12 roses, do not panic!.

Our roses are packed in layers to guarantee protection during shipping. Below this layer is a second layer which hold the other 13 rose stems.

If you are unsure, flip the bunch over and count the STEMS instead of the rose heads and you will see there are 25 per bunch. Every of our roses are standardized packed 25 per bunch.

 

2. Prepare for Hydration.

Fill containers with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water. Mix flower food in the water to protect against bacteria and give added nutrients to the flowers. (If you do not have flower food, it can be purchased at any local florist).

Remove any foliage from the flowers that falls below the waterline of your vase. In removing foliage, care should be taken not to harm the stem.

The reason for removing any foliage below the waterline is to prevent development of mold or bacteria which could cause premature wilting.

Cut stems diagonally under running water using sharp scissors or a knife, approximately one inch from the stem’s lower edge.

An angled cut will favor for a larger surface area for water absorption and prevents the ends of your stems from sitting flat in the container blocking water absorption.

Quickly after cutting, place the stems in the prepared water.

3. Wait Patiently until fully Hydrated.

Let flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Most flowers will take up to 8 to 12 hours to effectively hydrate, we recommend to leave them overnight.

Keep flowers in a cool, dark location far away from direct sunlight, breezes or extreme heat.

If you see that some flowers are still drooping after 3-4 hours, it’s possible an air bubble has formed, re-cut adhering to the above directions.

Change water every 24 hours and re-cut stems every 24 to 48 hours to keep flowers fresh. Assure that your flowers have enough water. The flowers will drink an remarkably large amount of water upon arrival.

4. Remove cardboard sleeve.

Upon clearing of the protective packaging, carefully pluck off any brown or discolored guard petals. We ship out our roses with shield petals in order to protect the rose during shipping. It is not uncommon to remove an average of 5-10 petals per rose.

Remember that exposing roses to heat will help the flower to bloom, and keeping your roses in a cooler environment will slow down the opening process.

5. Storing your Flowers.

Remember that leaving open flowers to warm environments (outside, a hot room, sunlight, etc.) will help the flowers bloom, and storing your flowers in a cooler environment will hinder down the opening process.

Most flowers should be retained in a cool, dark area unless you are trying to speed up the blooming process.

Make sure you avoid direct sunlight and excessive heat.

Also, keep flowers far away from fruits, vegetables and/or plants which produce ethylene gas. Ethylene in the surrounding area could cause your flowers to wilt.

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