Guide to Extending the Freshness of Your Flowers in Dubai

Guide to Extending the Freshness of Your Flowers in Dubai

May 28, 2024 · Long Lasting Flowers

We at Flowers Square, understand the care and love flowers need. In this guide we will help you take care of your lovely flowers that you received or plan to give to that special someone! 

In Dubai, where the sun reigns supreme, knowing how to maintain the freshness of your flowers is essential. 

Initial Care for Fresh Cut Flowers

Upon arrival, give your flowers the right start: Trim their stems at a 45-degree angle to enhance water absorption and remove any packaging. Fill your vase with room-temperature water—three-quarters full for most, one-quarter for tulips—and add flower food, except for tulips. This initial step is vital for longevity and vibrancy.

Optimal Environmental Conditions

Place your flowers in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight, heat sources, and direct air conditioning to prevent premature wilting. This placement helps maintain their freshness and structural integrity.

Regular Maintenance and Refresh Routine

Every 2-3 days, take the time to refresh your arrangement: Remove drooping flowers or foliage, re-cut the stems to improve water uptake, and replace the old water with fresh, clean water. This routine not only prolongs their life but also keeps your flowers looking their best.

Special Arrangements Care

For floral arrangements using a floral foam, such as in a hatbox, ensure the foam stays moist by checking it daily. Add water as needed, but be cautious not to overwater, as this can damage the container.

Orchid Care

Orchids need a bright but indirect light and should be watered every 7 to 10 days. Allow the potting mix to dry out slightly between waterings to prevent root rot. Regularly remove faded flowers and leaves to encourage new growth.

Creative Tips for Flower Longevity

If you run out of commercial flower food, you can create a homemade version by mixing a teaspoon of sugar with a few drops of bleach in a quart of water. This DIY solution provides essential nutrients and keeps the water free from bacteria. Adding a copper penny can also help reduce bacterial growth by acting as an acidifier.

Explore our specific flower care collections for more tailored tips:

For personalized advice or to order a fresh bouquet in Dubai, contact Flowers Square at ☎️ +971 50 340 1516. Let us help you extend the beauty of your flowers with our expert care tips.

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