The beauty of nature is that all flora is different and has its own unique characteristics. When you work with a professional floral designer you gain their in-depth knowledge and experience. KA PAI studio consults to businesses and professionals, through floral design workshops, on how to get the most out flowers. Floral training sessions are bookable throughout the Benelux region. The tips below are not exhaustive by any means but meant as a first guide;
ART FLOWER CARE
Handle your stems with care. They are fragile! With proper care ART FLOWERS will last from 1-3 weeks. They will bruise and break if you bump or smush them. Should your flora die or wilt shortly after delivery please take photos and contact us immediately. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydtrate. The 2 best ways to hydrate your ART FLOWERS- 1- Fill a bathtub or large sink/container with cold tap water. Lie your flora FLAT in the water bath and leave overnight. Place your flowers facing down into the water. (best for emergency revival)
2- Change your vase water with fresh, cold, tap water every 2-3 days. Cut the bottom 1cm off your stems before placing into their fresh water. This also helps reduce the bacteria growth that harms flowers. (the best thing you can do for flowers)
Orchid stems. These delicate flowers don't like too much water. The bottom 10cm of the stem should be submerged in fresh water. If the flowers look like they are wilting then trim the stem with a sharp knife, just above its lowest node, at a 45-degree angle.
GENERAL FLOWER CARE
Change your vase water with fresh, cold, tap water every 2-3 days. Cut the bottom 1cm off your stems before placing into their fresh water. This also helps reduce the bacteria growth that harms flowers.
Bacteria kills. Remove all leaves that will sit below the water level. These leaves will breed damaging bacteria.
Direct sunlight and extreme temperatures are bad. Location is key. The more distressed a bloom, the shorter it's life will be.
Florists use knives not scissors. Blunt scissors can crush stems reducing their ability to hydrate. Use a sharp vegetable knife instead- for soft stems. For hard stems gardening cutters are totally fine.
Trim stems at a 45-degree angle. This gives your flora the maximum surface area through which to drink water.
Bonus tip The more leaves you remove from a stem, the more energy there is for the flower itself. Florists strip away as much greenery as possible to maximise their flowers. Add your greenery as a separate stem.