Flower & Plant Care
Flowers and plants are perishable products which are directly affected by the environment they are exposed to; therefore this will affect their longevity.
At Richmond florist we are very particular in regards to the quality of all the flowers and plants that we purchase from our growers. To maintain a consistently high standard of flowers and plants in our store we choose to only purchase our flowers and plants from quality suppliers and growers.
The following are some useful tips we have provided that will assist you in extending the life span of your cut flowers and plants and your enjoyment of them.
Please note: A flower food sachet and flower care guide is delivered with every Richmond Florist flower order.
Caring for cut flowers:
• Fill a clean vase with water and add the flower food sachet as per the instructions provided with your flowers.
• Cut approximately 2cm off all the stems (diagonally) with sharp scissors and remove any leaves that will fall below the waterline as they will create bacteria and spoil the water very quickly. Place flowers immediately into the prepared vase.
• Top up the water regularly and change water completely every 2 to 3 days, adding half a capful of bleach or a teaspoon of sugar to the water. Trim 2cm off the stems, removing any spent blooms and foliage.
• Place the vase in a cool, draft-free position, away from direct sunlight and fruit, avoiding extreme changes in temperature and do not place vase on top of heat generating appliances such as fridges and microwave ovens.
Caring for Arrangements:
• Leave the flowers in the florist’s foam/container that they arrived in.
• Check water level daily and top up with water mixed with the flower food sachet provided.
• Cut off any spent blooms and foliage to keep the arrangement looking fresh.
• Do not allow the florist foam dry out.
• Place the arrangement in a cool, draft-free position, away from direct sunlight and fruit, avoiding extreme changes in temperature and do not place on top of heat generating appliances such as fridges and microwave ovens.
Caring for Plants:
As different species of plants require different care and maintenance we have created specific care instructions for the type of plants that we stock throughout the year via our flower blog. Please use the following link to view this information: PLANT CARE.