Cut flower care guide

When you buy or receive a cut flower bouquet, you want to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. Different types of fresh flowers require somewhat different care. Yes, all blooms will need clean vase water and they need to be displayed in a safe spot. Here are some important care details based on different types of flowers.


If you have a bouquet of alstroemeria, you should make sure that you provide them with plenty of water. These are particularly thirsty blooms and you should make sure that your florist provides you with fresh stems that are still in bud form. This way, you can watch each cut flower open up before your eyes. Make sure that you check the water level daily and never let the level become too low. If your blooms are arranged in floral foam, you should check the foam to make sure that it does not dry out at all.


Cut flower care for amaryllis blooms involve taking extra care when it comes to handling their fragile stems. The stems should be trimmed under water so that air bubbles don’t enter the stem and inhibit water absorption. When you receive the bouquet, you should place it in fresh water right away. Trim each stem one by one, under water, before placing them in a vase filled with water.


Of all the cut flower varieties out there, anemones tend not to last as long as some other cut blooms. They should be handled with extra special care so that they don’t lose their petals.

Birds of Paradise

If you fancy some tropical flowers, you will love a bouquet of Bird of Paradise flowers. They are unique in their shape and bright in colour. They enjoy a warmer environment but you don’t want them to get too hot or they will still wilt just like any other flowers.


When it comes to long-lasting blooms, carnations are at the top of the list. Available in various colours, you don’t need a lot of them to create a stunning display. Make sure that you keep your cut flower arrangement away from fresh fruit. There are several types of fruit that emit a gas which causes flowers to wilt and perish.


When placing daffodils in a vase with fresh water, make sure that you don’t overfill the vase. You will need to check on the water level in your vase every day and you should also avoid displaying them along with other types of flowers. This is because they release a kind of latex from the base of their freshly cut stems and this causes other blooms to perish.

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera daisies tend to attract more bacterial growth than most other cut flowers. This means that these stems need to be trimmed more often than those of other types of blooms.

With this handy cut flower care guide, you can help your bouquets last longer than they would without the right care. You should also add flower food to your vase water, no matter the type blooms you choose.