Upon Arrival

Your flowers have travelled a long way across the Pacific Ocean to get to you. They will be thirsty when they arrive, so give them a cool drink of tap water asap. With proper care our farm flowers will last a week and often longer. Remember that different flowers naturally have different lifespans in the vase. Take care to remove the blooms that wilt before the others! This simple step will extend the life of the other flowers in your arrangement.

Fresh Water

  • Add water to start and continue to add water every 2-3 days
    Your flowers are arranged in a container with a plastic liner, but you should add water over the sink in case of overflow
  • Avoid exposure to temperatures below 45 degrees and keep away from heat sources and drafts

Flower Care by Type

  • Anthurium
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Ginger & Heliconia
  • Orchids
  • Protea

Anthurium Care

  • Follow instructions for Loose Flowers
  • Upon arrival immerse both flowers and stems in room temperature water for 15 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  • Every 5 days cut anopther ½” from the base of the stem and soak the entire flower again for 15 minutes
  • Anthuriums die from the stem up toward the flower heads,  and evaporate water from the heads
  • Avoid temperatures below 55 degrees

Bird of Paradise Care

  • Follow instructions for Loose Flowers

To bring out extra flowers :

  • After the Bird of Paradise stem is cut from the plant, new flowers will not automatically emerge from the heavy sheaths, they will need your gentle coaxing as follows:
  • Soak the flower head in room temperature water for 20 minutes
  • Insert your thumb inside the unopened sheath through the slit on the upper side and gently lift up a new flower
  • Carefully remove the thin white membrane which separates each flower and cut it off

Ginger & Heliconia Care

  • Follow instructions for Loose Flowers
  • Upon arrival soak the whole stem and entire flower head in room temperature water for 15-30 minutes
  • Repeat soaking every 3 days. More frequent soaking does not harm ginger or heliconia because their optimal growing conditions are in full sunlight with constant intermittent gentle tropical rain
  • Do not refrigerate

Orchid Care

  • Follow instructions for Loose Flowers but cut your orchid stems about an inch to allow for maximum water intake.

Protea Care

  • Follow instructions for Loose Flowers
  • Proteas are very thirsty so may appear tired after their journey to you. They will perk up if you place them in and maintain an adequate supply of clean water below the leaves.
  • Leaf discoloration in some protea is natural, though the flower is still fresh for you to enjoy.  We suggest you strip most of the leaves from the stem and around the flower to reveal the blossoms more.
  • Display protea near a window when possible
  • Your fresh protea flowers can dry into a permanent arrangement by simply emptying the water from the vase.  This natural method will allow your Protea basket / arrangement to retain some of the flowers color tones.
  • Hanging flowers upside down is another method for drying protea naturally. For best results, keep them away from direct light in an area of good air circulation for about a month.