Although the tuberose might not be a flower often found in bouquets here in the United States, it is an extremely popular cut flower in many other parts of the world like China, India and France. If you do receive this night blooming flower in cut form, follow these simple steps to get the most out of them and their delicious fragrance.
When you receive tuberoses, follow the instructions below to ensure you don’t harm or bruise the flower heads while moving them into a vase. This will help your flowers bloom big and bright over the next few days.
1) If your bouquet is wrapped in flower paper, carefully remove it.
2) In a vase, mix together room temperature water and 1 packet of flower food.
3) Strip excess foliage off of stems that will fall below the water level. This excess foliage can muddy up water, or it can suck up too much water, leaving none for the actual blossoms.
4) The next important step is to cut the flower stems. When cutting, do so at an angle and under water. Remove about 1 inch off the stems. This step is important because it opens up the stem pores and eliminates air bubbles that may occur, which in turn allows them to absorb more water.
5) Stems should be re-trimmed and water should be changed on day 3 or when the water is turning colors. At the same time, the second packet of food should be fed to the flowers.
6) Get rid of spent leaves and deadheads to keep your bouquet healthier and fresher.
7) Tuberoses should live in a cool temperature room away from direct sunlight, heat and drafts.