Perla Farms flower care. Carefully unpack the flowers upon arrival.
Use only clean vases or containers.
Some of our customers forego flower food and simply use a generic brand spring water. Spring water will be more pure and clean than water from your tap. (If you choose to use flower food please follow the directions on the flower food container – too much flower food can do more harm than good).
Remove all leaves and foliage which will be under the water in the vase. Leaves left underwater will rot and create bacteria.
Cut at an angle 1 inch off the base of each flower stem using a sharp knife or scissors to allow for greater water uptake.
Place the flowers in the water that you have prepared. Please know that flowers can take up to 12 hours to hydrate properly after shipping.
Keep the flowers in a cool and well ventilated spot out of direct sunlight and away from heat. We highly recommend customers store flowers at temperatures below 65 degrees. As a general rule of thumb: the cooler the temperature, the slower the flowers will open and the longer they will last.
Avoid placing flowers near heating or cooling vents, under ceiling fans and on the tops of televisions or radiators (placing flowers on or near these objects can cause the flower to become dehydrated). 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.
Change the water every 2 or 3 days, or whenever the water appears discolored. When you change the water we recommend you clean the vase and cut the stems again.
Our flower farms pack roses in bunches of 25 stems. The roses are packed in a two-level system. When you remove the rose bunch from the box you will only see 12 or 13 roses - the other 12 or 13 roses are packed directly underneath them.
Leave the roses packed in bunches and trim about 1 inch off of the bottom of the stems and put them in water. We highly recommend leaving the plastic wrap around the roses in place for about 6 hours while the roses re-hydrate.
When you arrange the roses, trim the stems again and carefully remove any loose or discolored outer petals. As the rose opens, look for opportunities to refresh the appearance of selected roses by carefully removing additional unsightly petals.
Re-cut the stems and change the water every 2 to 3 days or as needed.for any aditional question contact perla farms