Flower & Plant Care

Fresh Flower Care & Handling

Fresh Flower Care & Handling:

We work directly with many farms in North and South America to ship the freshest flowers. Every flower that arrives to us is important, so rest assured that we take extensive care of every single stem that we ship.

By nature, each flower variety has its own vase life. For example, Carnations or Alstroemeria will last much longer than Tulips or a Calla Lily. We believe that if the proper in-home treatments are done, your flowers can be enjoyed for as many days as possible.

Follow these easy steps

Prepare your container:
Always use a clean vase and fresh cold tap water.

We have included our own Cultivate & Bloom flower food for you to use. Flower food not only provides nutrients for the flowers, it also acts as a PH regulator and to help promote absorption of water. Please follow the instructions on the back of the Cultivate & Bloom flower food packet regarding volume of water.

Prepare your flowers:
Fill a clean vase (do not use metal vases) with fresh, cold tap water. Stir in the flower food provided.   

Remove lower leaves which may fall below the water line in the vase. It is best to not remove the thorns of a rose, but if you need to, trim the tip of the thorns only. 

Cut at least 3/4 of an inch off the stem; 1-2 inches is best. Cut the stems with a sharp, clean knife or the Chikamasa shears that are available on our website.  

Place your flowers immediately into your prepared vase. Keep away from drafts, direct sunlight, heaters, smoke, and the gasses of ripening fruits.  

Add fresh water and the same flower food when the water has decreased to about 1/3 of the height of the vase. Your flowers are thirsty; add water as needed. 

Enjoy your flowers! 

Ongoing Care:
Be careful where you place your bouquet! Flowers don’t like drafts, direct sunlight, proximity to a heater, smoke, or the gasses of ripening fruits.

Top up with fresh water and the same flower food when the water has decreased to about 1/3 of the height of the vase. It is also sometimes beneficial to completely rinse your vase, refill with fresh water & flower food, recut stems, and place in fresh water.

Enjoy your flowers!

Potted Plants

Orchid Care & Handling

Potting mixture for growing Phalaenopsis orchids, also known as a moth orchid, should remain moist, drying slightly between watering, but never drying out completely. Take time to care for your Phalaenopsis orchid once a week. 

STEP 1  
Slide the plant and plastic growing pot out of the decorative container and inspect the orchid’s roots. Healthy roots will be green and gray. Once they become grayish and the growing medium is dry, it is ready for watering.   

STEP 2  
Drench the roots at the base of the plant until all the roots are covered in water. Leave the plant immersed in water for one minute. 

Then, fully drain the plant for another two minutes. Water should not be dripping from the bottom, nor should it be sitting in an enclosed container holding water. Be sure to discard any residual water before returning the plant to the decorative container.   

STEP 4  
Feed with a water-soluble fertilizer. Follow the instructions in the fertilizer package. 

ZZ Plant Care & Handling

The ZZ (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) does best in bright to moderate indirect light, but will still flourish in low light conditions.  

Water only when the soil is completely dry - not just on top, but deeper down towards the roots. Over-watering will kill this plant – intentionally under-water this plant.   

If a frond begins to yellow, it has been over-watered, and the rhizomes (roots) may be starting to rot. 

The ZZ is happy without the addition of fertilizer. If you feel the plant absolutely needs a feeding, use only half-strength fertilizer no more than once or twice a year.