Flower & Plant Care
At Ngenious Floriade we pay particular attention to the quality of our flowers which are purchased fresh daily from our quality flower suppliers. As flowers are a perishable product they are directly and immediately affected by the environment, natural or artificial which inturn affects their longevity, so we have provided you with some useful tips that we hope will assist you with the care of your flowers, extending their life span and your enjoyment of them.
Please note: A flower food sachet and flower care guide is delivered with every Ngenious Floriade flower order.
Caring for cut flowers:
• Fill a clean vase with water and add the flower food sachet provided with your flowers.
• Take 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, trimming 2cm off the stems, removing any spent blooms and foliage and add half a capful of bleach or a teaspoon of sugar to the water.
• 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 TV’s, 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.
• Don’t ever let the 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 TV’s, fridges and microwave ovens.
Caring for Plants:
Different plants / flowers have different needs so we have created a section in our blog for each type, please visit our blog and go to the “Care” section.