How to make your hydrangeas last longer
Follow these tips to keep your Hydrangea looking good in your Home
1.Ensure the vase is clean, you can use chlorine to make your vases shinning clean and free of bacteria. How? Fill the vase with lucke warm water and add a drop of chlorine. Let it soack and brush the vase with a dishwashing brush. Rinse well and the vase is ready to use.
2. Hydrangeas love flower food and they will last longer if you use it.
3. Before Putting the flowers in the vase, cut 2 cm of the stems (above the little plastic with water) to facilitate absorption of water.
4. Fill the vase to the top with clean water and add the flower food (2 satchels per 1 liter).
5. Repeat: Change the water, cut again the stems every 5 days and add new flower food.
6. Keep the flowers in a cool spot out of direct sunlight.
7. Avoid placing flowers near heating or cooling vents, under ceiling fans or on the tops of televisions or radiators. Avoid placing flowers close to fruit or vegetables.
8. Never use a metal vase (hydrangeas doesn’t like them), always use glass, plastic & ceramic flower vases.
For Florists/Wholesalers and Supermarkets
1. Carefully unpack the flowers upon arrival.
2. Keep the flowers in a cool and well ventilated spot out of direct sunlight and away from heat.
3. Avoid placing flowers near heating or cooling vents, under ceiling fans or on the tops of televisions or radiators. Avoid placing flowers close to fruit or vegetables. We do not recommend storing your fresh flowers in refrigerators or walk-in coolers that are not specifically designed for the storing of fresh flowers.
4. Use only clean vases or containers. Use chlorine to make your vases shining clean and free of bacteria. How? Fill the vase with lukewarm water and add a drop of chlorine. Let it soak and brush the vase with a dishwashing brush. Rinse well and the vase is ready for use.
5. Prepare bucket solution with cold water-cold moves faster through stems than warm.
6. Start with a hydration solution to boost flow and turn on the vascular system. Use Chrysal Professional #1 or Rose Pro hydration. Mix according to directions.
7. Using a clean, sharp knife or flower cutters-cut above old tissues (above any rotten stem tissue). Cut an inch off to remove all the gunk lodged in bottom of stem that stops flow (above the little water packet).
8. Let blooms drink hydration solution for al least 4 hours overnight even better.
9. After 4-12 hours, transfer blooms into Chrysal Professional #2 or Rose Pro Vase flower food. Ok to leave in either solution up to 6 days.
10. Remove all leaves and foliage which will be under the water in the vase. These are responsible for rapid bacteria growth in the water which shortens the life span of the flowers.
11. Change the water every 2 or 3 days, or whenever the water appears discolored. When you change the water we highly recommend you clean the vase and re-cut the stems again.
12. It is essential that these flowers be kept in water. If you remove the Hydrangea from water it will show fatigue quickly.
13. For your Customer Satisfaction: Always give a packet of a Floralife® Flower Food or chrysal with your designs.
14. Vase Life: 5 to 10 days.
15. Storage: 36 - 41˚ F cooler / 75 - 85% humidity.