Guide To Caring For Roses In A Heart Box
Welcome to your comprehensive guide on caring for your beautiful Roses. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your blooms remain vibrant and fresh for as long as possible.
- Placement: Once you receive your arrangement, choose a location that’s cool and away from direct sunlight, drafts, or heat vents. These factors can lead to premature wilting. Also, keep your arrangement away from fruit as it releases tiny amounts of ethylene gas that can reduce the longevity of your roses.
- Handling: Handle your arrangement with care. Avoid touching the petals to prevent bruising and damage. Always lift the arrangement by the base, not by the flowers or stems.
- Watering: Make sure the floral foam at the base of your arrangement is moist at all times. To water your roses, gently pour water onto the foam until it’s saturated. Be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to mold growth.
- Changing Water: Change the water every two days to prevent bacterial growth. When changing the water, rinse the vase and floral foam thoroughly to remove any existing bacteria.
- Temperature and Humidity: Blue roses thrive in cool temperatures between 65-72 degrees Fahrenheit and prefer high humidity levels. If your environment is dry, consider lightly misting the roses with water every few days.
- Trimming Stems: To prolong the vase life of your roses, trim about one inch off the stems every few days. Use sharp scissors or a knife and cut at an angle to allow better water absorption.
- Sunlight and Air Circulation: While roses need light to thrive, direct sunlight can be too harsh. Place your arrangement in a well-lit area but out of direct sunlight. Good air circulation helps prevent fungal diseases, so make sure your arrangement isn’t in a stuffy corner.
Challenges & Solutions
- Wilting Leaves: If the leaves start to wilt, this could be a sign of underwatering or too much heat. Check the moisture level of your floral foam and adjust the room temperature if necessary.
- Mold Growth: If you notice any fuzzy white substance on your roses, this could be a sign of mold. This usually occurs if the floral foam is too wet. If this happens, remove the affected roses, clean the vase and floral foam, and replace them with fresh water.
While we always strive to ensure that products are accurately represented in our photographs, from season to season and subject to availability, our florists may be required to substitute one or more flowers for a variety of equal or greater quality, appearance, and value.