Flower Care

 To keep your flowers and plants fresh and beautiful for longer, treat them with a little extra love and kindness. 

Floral Arrangements

As soon as you receive your flowers, be sure to fill up the vase very carefully with water, as spillage might occur during delivery. Do this with a gentle stream so as not to harm the flowers.

Spillage is normal during this process, which is why we recommend doing it inside a sink. 

Keep the floral arrangement in a location without direct sunlight and away from extreme heat or cold. Do not place the arrangement near a drafty door or near a source of heat for best results. According to the University of California, the cooler the room temperature, the longer your floral arrangement will last – most cut flowers can withstand temperatures down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit without damage.

Continue to monitor the foam's moisture daily and repeat the rehydrating process when it feels dry.

Remove spent flowers from the arrangement as they wilt and discard them. This will keep your arrangement looking attractive for as long as possible.

Bouquets

All flowers purchased from Casaflor have been pre-conditioned for you by our florists. To prolong the longevity of your blooms follow these tips:

Always start with a clean vase filled with fresh lukewarm water.

Add the complimentary sachet of flower food that comes with your bouquet into your vase of water. Make sure to follow the guidelines on each sachet, as instructions may vary.

Strip off any leaves that fall below the waterline. These promote bacterial growth in the water causing the flowers to wilt quickly.

Display the flowers in a cool, light location away from direct sunlight. Avoid placing your flowers directly under a fan or heater; flowers are sensitive to extreme hot or cold temperatures.

Cut the tip off each stem using a clean sharp knife or scissors. Always cut at a 45 degree angle so the stems can absorb water more effectively.

Top up the water in the vase daily, and remove any faded flowers as they appear. This will keep your bouquet looking attractive for as long as possible.

Every two to three days, re-cut flower stems and replace water with a fresh supply.

Orchids / Orchid Arrangements

For Orchid Arrangements, please follow the guidelines for the flower arrangements, then replant your orchid using orchid soil mix in your vases after flowers have wilted. 

For your Orchid Care:

  • Orchids require a bit of water once a week. Avoid over watering!
  • Position your orchid in a bright windowsill
  • Add orchid fertilizer weekly
  • Repot your orchid in fresh orchid mix when the orchid stops blooming
  • Don’t stop taking care of your orchid!!!! It will rebloom with proper care.

Succulent Arrangements

Choose a sunny spot indoors, and rotate the arrangement frequently, since succulents love to grow towards the sun. This will help them grow straight. 

Succulent arrangements are very easy to care for as long as you don’t overwater them!

Water them when you feel the top 1.25 inches completely dry, making sure they are soaked, and let them drain completely. Make sure the soil is completely dry between watering, this is very important as most succulents die from being overwatered. 

Wipe them gently to cleanse, since like any surface, they may accumulate dust. Remove the base petals as they wilt completely and new ones grow. 

Houseplants

All plants have different likes and dislikes but the most important components to consider are water, light, temperature and humidity:

Alternating periods of drought and flood can play havoc on a plant’s root system. As a general rule, most plants like having their roots consistently moist, but not wet.

Provide the right light. It may be a case of trial and error to find out if your plant is receiving the right amount of light, but as a general rule, most houseplants are tropical plants that flourish in indirect sunlight.

Avoid placing plants in spots with particularly high or low temperatures, such as next to heat or air conditioning ducts, between curtains and a frosty window, or on top of a television or microwave.

Air conditioners can be very drying – treat your plant to a little extra humidity with a daily spritz of mist.