Because it is the second most popular flower species in the world, ProFlowers takes pride in knowing all of our chrysanthemums are the best quality every time. Being very picky when we choose growers to work with, ProFlowers does extensive research on which growers produce the freshest, longest-lasting chrysanthemum species, like spider mums, disbuds, and pompons.
Upon the delivery of your ProFlowers chrysanthemum bouquet, you will find it has 2 packets of floral food and instructions on caring for the flowers with it. Follow these instructions below and the ones given in the box and your bouquet blooms will grow fuller over the next day or two.
1) Un-wrap the protective plastic liner from around your new bouquet with caution.
2) The floral foam used to keep your flowers fresh during transit needs to be detached. Pull the bag that covers the floral foam, and the floral foam itself, off the bottom of your bouquet in one swift tug. This allows the bag to hold on to any excess floral foam that may cause a mess.
3) Clean the bottom of your stems free of any excess foam.
4) Excess foliage that will fall below the water level needs to be stripped off the stems. This excess foliage can muddy water, as well as absorb much of it, leaving none for the blossoms to drink.
5) Next, cut the flower stems while they are submerged under water. Cutting is best done when about an inch is removed at an angle. This allows the stems pores to open up and drink more water. It also reduces any air bubbles that may occur.
6) Put your bouquet in a vase full of room temperature water and a single packet of flower food. Your flowers are thirsty and need to drink water for a few hours to perk up and begin to blossom.
7) For longer lasting flowers, keep them in a cool temperature, and away from direct sunlight, heat and drafts.
8) Re-cut stems, change water and add second packet of flower food on day 3 or when the water is turning yellow and cloudy. Water that is changing colors indicates bacteria growth, which will cause the flowers to wilt faster.
9) Remove spent leaves and deadheads to keep bouquet looking fresh longer.