ProFlowers works hard to ensure every flower we send is top value. So we’ve done research to learn about our flowers like limonium. We know this flower has to be picked at the right time or its life as a cut flower will be short lived. And we know it has to be given well-drained soil, a lot of sun, and a lot of love. And we guarantee it gets all three.
Along with your fresh, new bouquet, you will find 2 packets of floral food and instructions on caring for the flowers. Your flowers need to drink water for about 8-12 hours to perk up and begin to blossom since they will be thirsty on arrival. Follow the instructions below and the ones provided in the box and your bouquet blooms will grow fuller over the next day or two.
1) Gently take off the protective plastic liner from around your flower bunch.
2) In one swift tug, detach the bag that covers the floral foam and the floral foam itself, off the bottom of your bouquet. Removing the bag and foam at the same time helps to catch any excess floral foam that may cause a mess.
3) Wash any excess foam left on the end of the flower stems.
4) Your flower vase needs to be filled with room temperature water and a single packet of flower food.
5) Excess foliage can muddy water and absorb too much water, leaving none for the actual blossoms to drink. Therefore, strip excess foliage off of stems that will fall below the water level.
6) Submerge the stems under water and off 1 inch at an angle. Clipping the stems opens up the flower’s pores for better water absorption, and doing it under water eliminates any air bubbles that may occur in the flowers stems.
7) By day 3 of life in the vase, or when the water has changed colors, it is time to change the water. At this time, re-cut the stems and also add the second packet of flower food. Water that has changed colors indicates that bacteria is growing, which will cause the flowers to wilt faster.
8) Take off exhausted leaves and deadheads to keep the bouquet looking fresher.
9) Keep your limonim away from direct sunlight, heat and drafts for a longer life. Also, the room they live in should have a cool temperature.