Caring For Your Roses

Differences in colour, petal count, season, temperature, and placement in your home can all play a role in the vase life of your blooms. Although we try our best to select varieties of roses with the best all around characteristics, we can not guarantee the exact number of days each rose will survive. Where you display your bloom box will have an impact on their life as well. Be sure to avoid directly sunlight, warmer temperatures, smoke or pollution when possible. Typically speaking, fresh roses last between 4-12 days.

You may notice some smaller, discoloured petals around the outside of your roses. These are the guard petals, which have protected the delicate inner petals of the      rose on its journey. Carefully remove these to allow each rose to open out.

Please follow the instructions thoroughly to ensure maximum life of your roses:

  • Keep roses in a cool place around the house or office but away from draughts.
  • Keep roses away from extreme heat and cold, eg. heaters, TV, microwaves, computer screens.
  • Keep roses away from fruit, as fruit release a gas called ethylene, which accelerates the ageing process. 

 

Acrylic Box Roses

Your roses will have arrived in an acrylic box with water mixed with flower preservative. 

  • Change the water every second day using room temperature water.
  • Add the flower preservative: one sachet per 1 litre of water
  • Gently remove any discoloured outside petals.  

 

Gift Box/ Letter Box Roses

Your roses will have arrived in our signature cardboard box. Each rose is attached    to a water pouch. One sachets of flower preservation will also be enclosed. 

Please follow the instructions thoroughly to ensure maximum life of your roses:

  • Remove water pouches from the stems.
  • Ensure the vase you use is clean.
  • Remove any leaves that will sit below the water line in the vase.
  • Cut the stems on angle about 3cm. This will enable the roses to drink  properly. Do not flatten the stems.
  • Use room temperature water: oxygen is drawn up more easily through the stems when water is tepid.
  • Add the flower preservative: one sachet per 1 litre of water.
  • Change water in the vase every second day.
  • Keep discarding old outer petals from the rose head to allow fresher petals to fully open.
  • If roses start to droop, add ice cubes to clean water and recut stems on  angle, under the running water. 

 

Preserved (One Year) Roses

Preserved roses should not be exposed to the sun for prolonged periods. Avoid placing them in places where they will be in direct sunlight. 

  • Do not put them in water. Remember, they are treated plants and they are not alive, even if they look like they are.
  • You should keep them out of humid places or environments. 
  • You shouldn’t press, bend or squash the petals or stems. They are delicate and can be damaged easily.