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Flower care tips by Act-flower shop Tokyo

With a little attention, flowers will last longer.
Here are some care and handling tips for cut flowers. 

How to care cut flower hydrangea
Hydrangea is a very seasonal flower in June.  The flower rather loves shades and moist in soil.  It is indeed beautifully blooming even in a rain. 

This is quite strong flowers but once cut, you need to pay a bit of attention.

  1. Please use a sharp knife to cut stems at an angle so that the stems have more surface for water.  
  2. When conditioning hydrangeas, prepare deep vase to contain certain level of water.  At least 2/3 of stems need to be in the water on the first day. Always add flower food.
  3. Remove the leaves below water level

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Flower care tips

With a little attention, flowers will last longer. Here are some care and handling tips for cut flowers.

When you receive flowers

  1. Clean your flower vase well with detergent and bleach.
  2. Prepare fresh water and add cut flower food to the vase.
  3. Remove leaves below water level.
  4. Cut stems at an angle with a clean, sharp knife or flower scissors. This allows the stems to have more surface to absorb water.

Every two days

  1. Clean the vase with detergent and bleach. Wash any slimes off the
    stems with water.
  2. Trim the stems about 1-3cm. Be sure to remove leaves below water level.

Do you know?

Some flowers need special care or conditioning; here are a few examples.

  1. Hyacinth - Try to keep the white part (bulb) at the bottom when you condition those.  It contains lots of nutrition.
  2. Daffodils  - need to be conditioned separately for at least 6 hours before mixing with other flowers. They emit latex which will shorten the vase life of other flowers.
  3. Gerberas and Zantedescha (Calla lily) -  are fond of shallow water up to 10cm
  4. Gladiolus and hydrangeas - drink lots of water
  5. Bulb flowers such as Tulip, lily and hyacinth are very sensitive to ethylene gas which cause flower-bud blasting or leaf abscission.  Keep away from fruits and vegetables.  

Tools

Nothing special.  Just keep tools maintained.

  1. Flower scissors
  2. Floral knife