Caring for Fresh Cut Roses
At Bunches & Blooms Floral, we carry only Ecuador Roses. Large showy blooms and excellent lasting quality are the main reasons. You’ll love them for their beauty.
- Fill a clean vase with fresh lukewarm water.
- Strip off all leaves below the water level.
- Take at least 3 cm off stems, making a slanted cut with a sharp knife. [Never use scissors, they crush the stems impeding the flowers ability to drink water]
- Re-cut flowers every two or three days
- Top up with fresh water daily
Getting more from your roses.
At about 6 or 7 days your roses may begin to droop or dehydrate even when they are cut. You may be able to extend the life of your roses by several days by cutting them short and creating a small compact arrangement.
Problem – Drooped heads
Drooping heads on fresh roses mean only one thing – they are not drinking water.
- Repeat the care tips above, re-cutting all stems.
- Put a few inches of warm water in your bathtub.
- Completely immerse roses, re-cutting the stems under water.
- Leave for 30 mins to an hour. Trim and place in vase.
Extending the life of your flowers
- Remove faded flowers
- Avoid extreme heat & draughts
- Keep flowers away from fruit