Care tips for your flowers

To find out more about flowers and plants, you've come to the right place here. To enjoy the colorful or green creation as long as possible here a some small tips for for you! you'll see it is probably much more easier than you thought it would be! View the information below for a long and beautiful life of your flowers

Like us you appreciate the beauty of flowers. Here are our useful tips to have long-lasting blooming flowers!

General tips

1. Use a clean vase or container suitable to the size of your bouquet

2. Fill in the vase with water at room temperature and if possible add flowerfood specific for cut flowers

3. Remove leaves that come into direct contact with the water in the vase

4. Cut the stems (about 5 cm) at an angle with a sharp knife (avoid breaking or cutting them with scissors)

5. Do not place your flowers in direct sunlight, near a heat source or near fruits

6. Keep your flowers in a cool place at night and they will last longer

7. Re-fill the vase with water or change the water as often as every other day. In that case, don't forget to add flower food.

Enjoy your flowers!

Roses are all-time classics. The flower that is the ultimate romantic gift in red, a touch of love in pink or elegant white rose in a bouquet to send a stylish greeting. Roses are easy to take care of with some simple tricks. Just read further and you'll enjoy your roses for a long time!

How to take care of your roses - give them a boost in the right direction!

1. When you receive your roses, re-wrap them but make sure that the stems are outside of the paper. Be positive that no leaves or spines are left on the stems under the binding area.

2. Pour warm water (50-60 degrees Celsius) into a clean vase and dispense the flower nutrition into the water.

3. Cut the stems with a sharp knife. Cut through the whole stems, so that the cutting area is about two centimeters, at the least. This will give the flowers a greater area to absorb the water - the more water the roses can take in, the longer they will last.

4. Put the roses into the water immediately, so that the stems doesn't have time to absorb air (it is the air in the stems that makes the roses ´nod´.) If the stem absorbs air, the bubble of air will mount and when it reaches the flower head the stem becomes soft and the rose will ´nod´.

5. After about 30 minutes you can remove the paper, and - if needed - pour more warm water into the vase. If the water is muddy, change to all new water with new flower nutrition and re-cut the stems.

You've got yourself a lovely green flatmate? Or you'd like to give some advise to someone else about his or her plants? Read further and discover that plants are indeed easy to live with, to take care of and give the environment around you a happier touch. Taking care of a plant isn't as difficult as many people might think. Some easy tricks and your plant stays happy for a long time on your living room table, in the kitchen, windowsill or elsewhere at home!

Make sure your plants are exposed to plenty of light

Flowering plants require more light than foliage plants. As a rule, flowering plants need to be placed near a window while foliage plants should be positioned away from direct sunlight.

Water your plants as required

Flowering plants need to be watered almost every day if they are positioned near direct sunlight. Do not over water your plants and check the soil to see if the plants are dry. Do not allow water to stand in the saucer for long and remove any remaining water one hour after watering. As a rule, foliage plants should be slightly dry when watered once or twice a week.

Feed your plants with plant food

Flowering plants should be fed every time you water them during the summer and once a week during the winter. Foliage plants should be fed once a week during the summer and once a month during the winter.

Make sure your plants are healthy

The most common problem is the Red Spider Mite that causes the leaves to turn yellow and produces fine, white cobwebs on the underside. If your plants are infested with this mite, it is important to eradicate them. Move the plants away from any window and wash the window frame and pot before introducing new plants.

Another common problem is Green Fly on plants.  You can also ask your local florists for advice or buy products for treating Green Fly from your local florist.

Try not to over water your plants as this will make them more susceptible to disease.

In order to being able to give your orchid the the right care, it is important to know what type of orchid you have: epiphyte or terrestrial.

  • Epiphyte orchids grow on other plants without draining nutrition. They don’t have their roots in the ground, but instead their long roots grow over trunks and branches. Cattleya, vanda, phalaensopsis and dendrobium are epiphyte orchids.
  • Terrestrial orchids are earthly and live on the ground in water. Originally it is a tropical flower, and that is also the reason why they always need water without being drenched. Earthly orchids are: cymbidium, miltonia en paphiopedilum.

How much water does the orchid need?
The amount of water depends not only on the type, but also on the kind of orchid. To enjoy your orchid as long as possible, we made a clear list below of the kinds of orchids and how much water they need.

Orchids that always need moisture (this doesn’t mean drenched):

  • Paphiopedilum
  • Miltonia
  • Cymbidium
  • Dontoglossum

Orchids that need moisture when they fully bloom, but not a lot outside of their blooming period:

  • Cattleya
  • Oncidium
  • Brassia
  • Dendrobium
  • Orchids that need a dry soil
  • Phalaenopsis
  • Vanda
  • Ascocenda

The best way to water your orchid is to remove them from the outermost pot, and to entirely immerse the inner pot with water which is at room temperature. Let the plant leak for half an our before placing it back in the outer pot.

Some extra care tips

Make sure the leaves of the orchid don’t get wet during the watering;

  • Don’t leave any water in the pot to prevent rotting;
  • Rather place the orchid behind a curtain or blinds instead of in direct sunlight;
  • Never cut away grey roots, because these are essential for your orchid;
  • At the moment the last flower falls down, you can cut off the stem diagonally. Cut it just above the bommost node of the stem to stimulate the growth of new flowers!