Flowers are a living piece of nature and require some essential hygiene practices to improve their vase life.
We want you maximize the pleasure of having flowers around, so here are some tips to extend their lifespan:
Keep the vase filled with fresh water.
Be sure to clean the vase before refilling it with room-temperature water mixed with proper amount of flower food.
Why? The ends of the stem dry out and the cells die, making it difficult for the flowers to absorb water. By cutting the stems just before placing them in water again, you expose fresh tissue that can draw up the water much more efficiently.
Too much sunlight and heat will dry flowers out. Instead, keep your flowers in a cool spot if you would like them to last as long as possible.
As fruit ripens, it emits an odorless, invisible gas called ethylene, which causes flowers to shed petals.
Handle Lilies Carefully
Lily pollen will stain. Using a scissors or shears, carefully remove stamens from any newly opened flowers. Wash hands in soapy water if any pollen brushes against the skin.
Tip: if you get lily pollen on your clothes do not rub, but use clear tape to remove by placing sticky side lightly on top of stain and peel off.
Keep flowers out of reach of children and pets.
The flowers/plant are for display only and must not be eaten.
We recommend placing flowers or plants on a protected surface.