Care Instructions

Our best tips and tricks to prolong the life and freshness of your flowers and plants.

Care Instructions

General Bouquet Care:

Keeping the Bouq in its plastic wrapping for a day (in water) after delivery will help increase the flower's lifespan. This is because it keeps your flowers straight which promotes better water absorption after they're arranged. Display in an area safely out of your pet's reach.

General Care Instructions for Plants

A Word About Shipping:

  • Plants currently CANNOT be shipped to Hawaii.

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Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria Care

Alstroemeria are delivered in bud form and may appear green/dark on arrival, but their colors will quickly become more vibrant as they bloom.* Trim ends at 45 degree angle and fill vase with water.

*Multiple blooms per stems.

Alstroemeria is shipped in bunches of 10, but with 5 blooms per bunch, we are really shipping 50 flowers per bunch!

Calla Lilies

Calla Lily Care

Calla Lilies are soft stemmed and need a maximum of 2 inches of water. Too much water can be harmful. Trim ends at an angle and to ensure vase is supporting the stems properly to avoid drooping. Check water every 2-3 days and replace to maintain freshness and trim slightly for better water absorption.

Keep away from pets.

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Carnations

Carnation Care

Carnations need lots of water (with flower food) and frequent changes (every 2-3 days). Trim ends and ensure the extra leaves are not touching the vase water. We recommend trimming 4 inches above the rim of your vase to prevent drooping. Enjoy for weeks with proper care.

Need your carnations to bloom faster? Use warm tap water to speed up the process (may impact the lifespan).

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Freesia

Freesia Care

Freesia are delivered in bud form which can take between 1-3 days to fully bloom for weeks of beautiful enjoyment.

Trim at angle and fill vase with cold water (replace every 2 days).

Since freesia have 5-7 blooms per stem, remove dead blooms by hand to encourage more blooms!

For a fuller arrangement, we recommend ordering a deluxe or grand size (some freesia blooms can be small).

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Gerbera Daisies

Daisy Care

Gerbera daisies can be shipped with protective head nets. To remove, rip the bottom gently and pull downwards. Do not pull netting over the head of the daisies.

Daisies are top-heavy flowers that need to be trimmed to the fit of your vase for support. We recommend trimming them 4 inches from the top of the vase to prevent drooping (wide-mouth vases not recommended).

Hyacinth

Hyacinth Care

Hyacinths may arrive with dirt and part of the roots. A quick trim and some hydration is all they need.

Keep away from pets, especially dogs.

Irises

Iris Care

Iris arrive in bud form for durability, yet they will start blooming as soon as they are placed in water (some may arrive already bloomed). Trim edges at an angle for proper water absorption and use no more than 2 inches of water.

Keep in cool temperature to delay blooming if needed.

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Lilies

Lily Care

Lilies are delivered in mostly closed, bud form. Our cut guarantees that 80-90% of blooms will open, but it's normal if a few don't. Trim ends at an angle and to fit the vase for support. Change water every 3 days.

We recommend removing the stamen (pollen) with gloves to prevent staining. Display away from sunlight in cool area.

Dangerous if ingested. Keep away from all pets.

Adding warm water to vase can help speed up blooming.

If pollen stains occur, we recommend using a blow dryer, lint roller or scotch tape to remove via dry method.

Lisianthus

Lisianthus Care

Lisianthus are delicate blooms so initial hydration is very important. They may arrive looking green (or a little smushed) upon delivery, but once hydrated they'll perk up and the green buds will open with color.

A trim and cold water will quickly help them bloom.

They tend to be thirsty flowers, so check the water level of your vase often.

Matthiola

Matthiola Care

Matthiola's pack a fragrant punch! Their slender form makes them look great in a vase by themselves or paired up as an accent. Trim at an angle and replace water every 2-3 days.

Mixed Bouquet

Bouquet Care

You've received a mixed Bouq! General rule of thumb is to trim the stems at a 45 degree angle (encourages good water absorption). Add water and flower food to the vase then remove leaves to ensure they are above the waterline. Water should be changed every 2-3 days.

Lilies, tulips, and peonies are among plants known to cause mild to severe reactions in pets if ingested. We strongly advise against sending these flowers to places with pets, but if you do, display in an area safely out of pet's reach.

With Calla Lilies

Mixed Calla Bouquet Care

Since calla lilies are the most fragile in the bunch your care instructions will be tailored with these in mind. Calla Lilies absorb water quickly, so don't overfill the vase- 2 inches of water is all you need!

Trim the bottoms at an angle (helps to absorb water) and keep extra leaves above the water line. Some of the flowers in your arrangement may arrive in bud form which will quickly begin to bloom once hydrated.

Keep out of reach from pets.

With Daisies

Mixed Daisy Bouquet Care

The daisies in your arrangement are more delicate and need specific care. You may notice some arrive in protective nets which should be cut at the bottom and pulled (gently) downwards.

Trim edges at an angle and add to cold water while making sure the foliage is above water level. Daises are top-heavy flowers so be sure your vase does not have a wide mouth to prevent drooping.

With Hydrangeas

Mixed Hydrangea Bouquet Care

Hydrangeas have woody stems that need to draw water for maximum vase life. For best results keep the water level in their vase full and change every 2-3 days with cold water. Trim all flowers at an angle (for better water absorption) and keep foliage above the water line.

Tip if wilted: submerge them in cold water for 10 seconds (water can be absorbed from the petals). The most sensitive to acidity in water so be sure that it's changed every 2 days.

If a hydrangea blossom wilts prematurely, remove it, re-cut the stem at a sharp angle and place in warm water for at least one hour. The flower should be revived and ready to take its place in your arrangement.

With Lilies

Mixed Lily Bouquet Care

Lilies are delivered in mostly closed, bud form. Our cut guarantees that 80-90% of blooms will open, but it's normal if a few don't. Trim ends at an angle and to fit the vase for support. Change water every 3 days.

We recommend removing the stamen (pollen) with gloves to prevent staining. Display away from sunlight in cool area.

Dangerous if ingested. Keep away from all pets.

With Roses

Mixed Rose Bouquet Care

Trim edges at an angle and keep extra leaves above the waterline, especially since mixed arrangements tend to have filler stems with leaves. Remove outer (guard) petals from roses and change water every 2-3 days.

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Orchids

Orchid Care

Spray orchids are different from regular, potted orchids in that they are delivered as stems which can be added to a full vase of water.

Remove any wilted blooms or foliage that falls below the waterline in vase. Enjoy for weeks and keep away from pets.

Ends can be trimmed every 4 days or as needed to ensure healthy water absorption.

Peonies

Peony Care

Peonies look like tiny bulbs when delivered which is totally normal! For proper water absorption, trim the waxed bottom before putting them into their vase. It may take between 1-2 days to fully open to reveal their soft, fluffy petals.

It is common for them to bloom at different speeds and once fully open, the lifespan is about 2-3 days on average.

Peonies are among plants known to cause mild to severe reactions in pets if ingested. We strongly advise against sending these flowers to places with pets, but if you do, display in an area safely out of pet's reach.

If you'd like flowers with a longer lifespan that have a similar appearance, we recommend garden roses!

Ranunculus

Ranunculus Care

Ranunculus are delivered in bud form, sometimes as tiny bulbs. The buds can arrive green which is normal. Once bloomed, they are 3-5 times their size!

Trim edges at an angle and fill vase with cold water. Change water every 2-3 days while ensuring foliage does not touch water.

Droopy ranunculus? Ensure the ends are trimmed at an angle and that the vase is filled with water. You’ll also want to make sure you’re using a vase that is tall enough to support the stems (or cut the stems down to fit your vase). A good rule of thumb is that the vase should be at least 2/3 the length of the cut stems.

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Roses

Roses

Roses are delivered with guard petals still attached which may appear lighter in color or have spots (totally normal!). These protect roses in transit. Remove guard petals, trim stems at an angle, and fill vase with cold water. Change water every 2-3 days while ensuring extra leaves does not touch water. Recutting the stems at an angle and removing extra leaves when refreshing your arrangement will give your roses the longest vase life.

Garden Roses

Garden Rose Care

Garden roses are larger and more fragile than regular roses. Remove outer protective petals (guard petals) and extra leaves as needed. Trim ends at a 45 degree angle and make sure foliage is above the water line.

Spray Roses

Spray Rose Care

Spray roses are petite and have thinner stems than regular roses which require their ends to be trimmed at a 45 degree angle for proper hydration.

Make sure that extra leaves are above the waterline and change water every 2-3 days for healthy blooms.

If your roses begin to wilt, you may be able to revive them. Trim off about an inch from the bottom of its stem and then submerge the entire rose under water in a sink or bathtub. Allow the stem to absorb water for about 20-60 minutes before returning them to their vase.

Tea Roses

Tea Rose Care

Tea roses arrive with guard petals still attached which may appear lighter in color or have spots (this is totally normal!). These protect roses while in transit and can be easily removed upon delivery.

Make sure to remove foliage that fall below the waterline when refreshing your arrangement. Re-cutting the stems at an angle often will give your roses the longest vase life.

Snapdragons

Snapdragon Care

Trim the ends at an angle to ensure proper water absorption. Change water every 2-3 days or as needed and make sure that leaves and foliage are above the water line.

Succulents

Succulent Care

Succulents should be watered once a week or until the soil is totally dry. You don't want to water enough to completely dampen the soil. Can be kept in direct or indirect sunlight.

Succulents included in mixed arrangements can be replanted into a separate pot and sprayed with water in between watering.

Sunflowers

Sunflowers are top-heavy flowers and need to be cut to ensure stems are supported by the vase to prevent drooping. If delivered in protective nets, carefully cut and pull downwards. Trim at an angle and fill vase with water while making sure to keep foliage above water line.

Bright, indirect sunlight environment recommended.

Change water every 2-3 days.

Droopy sunflowers? Make sure they are not too tall for their vase or too cramped which prevents proper water absorption. Cut to fit vase (they need support to stand straight) and watch them bloom!

Tulips

Tulip Care

Tulips are shipped in bud form and may arrive slightly curved - this is completely normal! Trim the stem at a 45 degree angle and cut to about 4 inches from the top of the vase for support. Only add about 2 inches of water at a time to avoid over hydrating then add more daily to maintain same water level (tulips drink water quickly!)

Change water every 2-3 days or as needed. Since tulips are cut and shipped from the farm, a little dirt may be present at delivery. A quick trim and rinse easily removes any dirt.

Tulips are known to cause mild to severe reactions in pets if ingested. We strongly advise against having these flowers in places with pets, but if you do, display in an area safely out of pet's reach.

Droopy tulips? Make sure your tulips are trimmed to the size of your vase (we recommend about 4 inches above the rim) so they are well supported. Tulips are soft-stemmed and will droop if there is more than 2 inches of water in the vase.

Remove extra leaves if your flowers seem crammed or if it's preventing all flowers from receiving proper hydration.

Tropical Flowers

Tropical Flower Care

We recommend keeping your tropical arrangement in indirect sunlight and away from cold air units or vents (they are tropical climate flowers after all!). Do not remove the rubber band holding the Bouq together since this will maintain a beautiful presentation.

Tropical flowers need a LOT of water. Fill the vase at least 2/3 full and change every 2-3 days.

Mini fruits included are not edible. Keep away from pets.

Tropical arrangements can absorb water from their leaves and flowers. Tropical flowers also absorb water from their environment. Spray them once a day to ensure long and happy vase life.

If your Bouq looks a but squeezed after transportation, carefully separate the blooms with your hands. Flowers and foliage will return back to their original shape.

Desert Hoya (Hoya Hearts)

Desert Hoya Plant Care

LIGHT: Direct

WATER: Every 2-3 weeks

Best Fern (Bird's Nest Fern)

Bird’s Nest Fern Plant Care

LIGHT: Medium, indirect light

WATER: Every 1-2 weeks

Desert Fairytale (Fairytale Cactus)

LIGHT: Direct

WATER: Every 1-2 weeks

Dynamic Duo (Zebra and Echevaria Blue Prince)

LIGHT: Bright, indirect light

WATER: Every 1-2 weeks

Farmer’s Choice Orchid

LIGHT: Medium to low indirect light

WATER: Once a week

Flamingle (Anthurium - Flamingo)

LIGHT: Direct

WATER: Once a week

Inner Peace (Peace Lily)

LIGHT: Bright, indirect light

WATER: Once a week

Lady Luck (Yellow Orchid)

LIGHT: Indirect

WATER: Once a week

Make It ZZ (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)

LIGHT: Low to medium light

WATER: Every 2-3 weeks

Margarita (Dracena Marginata plant)

LIGHT: Indirect

WATER: Every 1-2 weeks

Mint to Be (Ficus Tineke)

LIGHT: Bright, indirect light

WATER: Every 1-2 weeks

Monstera Magic (Philodendron Monstera)

LIGHT: Filtered, indoor light

WATER: Once a week

Oasis (Snake Plant)

LIGHT: Low light

WATER: Every 2-3 weeks

One Fine Ficus (Fica Elastica Burgundy)

LIGHT: Bright light

WATER: Weekly. Water until excess drains from the bottom of the pot.

Sandi (Philodendron Birkin)

LIGHT: Bright, filtered light

WATER: Once a week

Show Me the Money Tree (Money Tree)

LIGHT: Indirect light

WATER: Every 1-2 weeks

Super Teak (Calathea Medallion)

LIGHT: Medium to bright indirect light

WATER: Keep moist, but be sure not to over water

Tall Tail (Ponytail Palm)

LIGHT: Bright, indirect light

WATER: Every 3 to 4 weeks

Thea (Calathea Rattlesnake)

LIGHT: Bright, indirect light

WATER: Once a week

Three Wishes (Orchids)

LIGHT: Medium to low indirect light

WATER: Once a week

Tropicali (Purple Orchid)

LIGHT: Indirect

WATER: Once a week

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