Flowers Box London - How to Care for Your Fresh Flowers and Keep Them Looking Fresh



Congratulations on receiving your beautiful flowers! To ensure they last as long as possible, follow these tips for proper care and maintenance:

  1. Keep Fresh Flowers in Optimal Conditions:

    • Avoid placing the flowers near drafts and extreme temperatures, as they can quickly dry out the flowers and cause wilting.
    • If your flowers came in plastic, remove it as soon as possible to allow proper air circulation.
  2. Avoid Harmful Environments:

    • Do not place your flower arrangement near fruits or in the path of cigarette smoke, as ethylene gas can be detrimental to many flower types.
    • Avoid placing flower arrangements in windowsills or areas with full sun exposure, where flowers can wilt due to overheating.
    • Most flowers last longer under cool conditions, so consider keeping them in a cooler area.
  3. Keeping Your Flowers Fresh:

    • Keep your vase filled with water, and ensure all flower and foliage stems are submerged. Flowers stay fresher and last longer when they can stay hydrated.
    • If your flowers came in a basket or container with foam, do not add fresh water to it.
  4. Removing Wilting Parts:

    • Immediately remove any dead or wilting leaves and stems from fresh flower arrangements to maintain the overall health of the bouquet.
  5. Changing Water Regularly:

    • Monitor the water in your vase; if it becomes cloudy, it's time to change it out for fresh water.
    • When changing the water, remove any dead or dying flowers from the arrangement.
  6. Proper Water Change Procedure:

    • Clean the vase thoroughly with soapy water to remove any bacteria that could cause the fresh flowers to deteriorate quicker. Rinse it thoroughly before refilling it with water.
    • Mix in the flower preservative provided by your florist following the instructions on the packet. The preservative helps extend the life of your flowers.
    • For best results, cut the stems with a sharp knife at an angle about one to two inches from the bottom. This allows them to better absorb water. Avoid using scissors as they can crush the stems and hinder water absorption.
    • Place loose stems or wrapped bouquets of fresh flowers in the water mixture as soon as possible.

By following these care tips, you can ensure that your fresh flowers from Flowers Box London will remain vibrant and beautiful for an extended period. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact us. We are committed to providing the best flowers and the best customer experience for all your floral needs!