These charming flowers are treasured for their perfect replication of the standard rose in a petite package. ProFlowers’ Petite Roses are grown on the high plateaus of Central America. Warm tropical temperatures make the roses mature quickly which keeps their stem lengths and head size smaller. When you receive your box of ProFlowers petite roses, you will find they come with by 2 packets of floral food and easy flower care instructions. Let your Petite Roses drink water for 8-12 hours to perk up. Follow the instructions below and the ones provided in the box and your petite roses will bloom over the next few days.
1) Carefully un-wrap the protective plastic liner over the top of your 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) Clean any excess foam off the bottom of your stems.
4) Remove the outside guard petals. These rugged outer petals were left on to protect your roses during shipment.
5) Cut at an angle and under running water, 1 inch off the stems. When the stems are cut, it opens up the flower’s pores and allows them to drink water. The angle makes it easier to absorb the water.
6) Strip any excess foliage off the stems that will sit in the vase’s water. This excess foliage can muddy up water or suck up too much water, leaving none for the actual blossoms.
7) Fill vase with room temperature water and mix it with 1 packet of flower food.
8) Re-cut flower stems, change water and add the other packet of flower food on day 3 or whenever water turns yellow and cloudy. If the water is starting to change colors, this means that bacteria is growing in it, which will cause the flowers to wilt faster.
9) For the longest life, keep your roses away from direct sunlight, heat and drafts. The flowers will last longer if they live in a room that has a cool temperature.