Caring for a bouquet of flowers: all the tips

Make sure you take good care of your bouquet of flowers by bringing it home safely. Protect the petals from damage during transport. Letterbox flowers are the best solution for safe transport.  The bouquets at Crea-fleur are put in special flower bags. They offer you the best guarantee of good protection of the petals.

Take care of your bouquet of flowers and water it

Remember to never run out of water in your bouquet, even if you take your bouquet home for a while. This way the stems don’t get the chance to dry out.

Crea-fleur’s bouquets are supplied with water at all times through the buckets in the paper bags. You can reuse the buckets later at home or bring them back to provide a new bouquet of water. As long as the water remains clean, you can simply top up the vase with water. Does the water get dirty? Then you remove the flowers from the vase, clean the vase thoroughly, cut the flower stems diagonally again and immediately place the flowers in the clean water.

Is one of your flowers hanging limp in the vase? Then try again to cut the flower diagonally. Then place the flower separately in a clean vase in clean water and let it stand for about an hour. Is the flower upright again? Then you can rejoin them with the rest of the flowers.

Cut the stems diagonally

Did you just receive a colorful bouquet or take it home with you? Cut the stems diagonally and shorten them by at least two centimeters. Cutting the stems diagonally is important to maximize the drinking surface of the flower. Use a sharp, clean blade. This creates a smooth surface to which bacteria and fungi can adhere less quickly.

Take care of your bouquet of flowers by placing the flowers in water immediately after cutting. The flower stem protects itself after cutting against fungi, bacteria and dehydration. That is the protection mechanism of the flower if the stem is not immediately in the water. After 1 minute, the protection mechanism has already protected the flower, so it is important to put the flower in the water right away.

Please note: for some flowers, such as tulips, it is better not to cut the flowers diagonally but straight. Ask your florist for advice on how to cut your plants.

Prevent water on the leaves

Remove the leaves from the stem to prevent the leaves from ending up in the water. As soon as the leaves hang in the water, algae form in the water. These bacteria quickly attach themselves to rotting leaves and cause your flowers to wilt faster.

Taking care of your bouquet of flowers with the right vase

Choose a vase in which the flowers have sufficient space. This gives the stems sufficient breathing space. Wash your vase well with hot water. This prevents bacteria from remaining in the water and causing the flowers to wilt.

Give your bouquet a good place

If you give your bouquet or letterbox gifts a good location, there is a much greater chance that your bouquet will last longer. Which places should you avoid to put your bouquet? Do not place your bouquet near a heater or stove. As a result, the bouquet evaporates more moisture than it absorbs.

But a bouquet also does not tolerate drafts well. Due to the wind circulation, the flower loses a lot of moisture, causing the stems to droop. Avoid a spot near an outside door that opens and closes regularly. And also near a ventilation window is not the best place. Also, keep your bouquet away from a fruit bowl. Fruit produces ethylene gas. Harmless to humans, but it does age your flowers very quickly.