Mastering Flower Care

            Mastering Flower Care

            As a professional florist, maintaining the freshness and beauty of your flowers is key! Here's a guide to optimizing your flower care routine, combining the essential do's and don'ts to ensure your blooms stay fresh and last longer.

            Table of Contents

            Sanitize Everything:

            Start by disinfecting all surfaces, tools, and containers that come into contact with flowers to prevent harmful bacteria and fungi growth. Use a floral cleaner or rubbing alcohol for the best results. Contaminated containers and snips can significantly shorten the lifespan of your flowers.

            Use Flower Food:

            Fill buckets or containers with cool water mixed with a flower food solution according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Avoid using plain water, as flower food solution provides essential nutrients to keep flowers hydrated and vibrant.

            Cut Stems Properly:

            Remove any foliage that would fall below the waterline and re-cut stems approximately 1 inch using clean, sanitized clippers or knives. Immediately place flowers in the prepared container. You may use a hydrating solution like Quick Dip to jump-start the hydration process. Be careful not to crush stems, as this blocks water flow and reduces flower longevity.

            Optimal Storage:

            Store flowers in a 34-38°F (1-3°C) cooler with 75-85% humidity to slow down respiration and keep them fresh longer. Ensure good airflow in the storage area. Flowers prefer cold temperatures, so avoid exposing them to extreme temperatures and direct sunlight, which can cause wilting. Also make sure to check water levels daily and maintain them properly.

            Handle with Care:

            Avoid bruising blooms and ensure they stay dry to prevent mold and bacterial growth. Always avoid getting water on blooms and avoid crowding buckets. Keep flowers away from ethylene sources like ripening fruits and vegetables, as ethylene gas accelerates aging. Also, avoid displaying flowers near extreme heat, cold, or drafts.

            Conclusion:

            By following these guidelines, you can ensure your fresh flowers remain beautiful and fresh for longer! This way you keep your clients satisfied and take your company to the next level!

            Visit FloraLife for more Do’s and Don’ts regarding fresh flower care

            Camila Salcedo

            Camila Salcedo

            Camila Salcedo is an online marketer fascinated by the ever-evolving world of flowers. With a background in content and digital marketing, she now focuses on exploring trends within the floral industry. Currently, with iBuyFlowers, Camila enjoys immersing herself in the world of blossoms while sharing her insights with others.

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