Grown in the rich, fertile soil of coastal California, the ProFlowers’ Gerbera Daisy is prized for its long wavy stems and big, bold blooms. Our Gerbera Daisies are shipped fresh from the growers to your doorstep, so you can enjoy their beauty and elegance longer.
When you receive your bouquet of gerbera daisies, you will find they are accompanied by 2 packets of floral food and instructions on caring for the flowers. Follow the instructions below and the ones provided in the box and your gerbera daisies will bloom over the next few days.
1) When you open your box of flowers, carefully remove the protective plastic liner from around the bouquet.
2) Pull the bag that covers the floral foam, and the floral foam itself, off the bottom of your bouquet in one swift tug. This will help the bag catch any excess floral foam that may cause a mess. The floral foam helps to keep your flowers fresh in transit from our fields to your home.
3) If there is any excess foam on the bottom of the flower stems, clean it off under water.
4) Remove the plastic cups but leave the straws on the stems for a longer vase life. Allow them to drink for 8-12 hours to perk up.
5) The next step in preparing the flowers for vase life is cutting the stems. We suggest trimming off one inch, at an angle, and under water. Cutting the stems at an angle opens the flower’s pores, which allows them to drink and absorb more water.
6) Remove excess foliage off of stems that you know will sit in the water. This excess foliage will dirty the water, as well as suck up too much. The actual blossoms will not receive enough to drink if this happens.
7) On day 3 of the flowers vase life, or when the water is turning yellow, it is best to re-cut the stems and change the water. During this time, add the second packet of flower food. This will remove any bacteria growing in the water, which causes the flowers to wilt faster.
8) Daisies are sensitive to dirty water, which can cause bent necks. If this happens, re-cut stems and place in fresh water.
9) Keep your daisies away from direct sunlight, heat and drafts. The flowers will last longer if they live in a room that has a cool temperature.