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How to Care for your Fresh Flowers

Large Calla Lilies

How to care for your large calla lilies:
When you receive your order of large calla lilies, immediately open the box and check on your flowers. They will be securely packaged inside the box, without water tubes. It is normal and expected that bloom heads will be partially to fully clised and that the flowers will look tired and limp after their journey to you.

1. Remove all packaging from the flowers
2. Fill vases or containers with plenty of water from the faucet. Choose containers that are at least as tall as the length of the flowers from the end of the stem to the base of the flower head, in which the flower stems will be fairly well supported. This will help keep the stems straight as they take in their initial drink of water. Afterwards, you may transfer to your desired vases.
3. Hold the ends of the stems under running water and cut a 1/2 inch off the end using a sharp knife. Make the cut on a diagonal so that the intake area has a larger diameter with which to receive water.
4. Place flowers in their prepared vases and keep in a cool location away from direct sunlight, airconditioning or heat sources (such as above a radiator, near the oven, etc..)
Note that warmer temperatures and increased light will speed up flower opening times. Large calla lilies take on average approximately 2-3 days to open.
5. Refresh water in the vases and re-trim the ends of the stems every 1-2 days to maximize the life and freshness of your large calla lilies.



Mini Calla Lilies

How to care for your mini calla lilies:

When you receive your order of mini calla lilies, open the box immediately to check on your flowers. They will be securely packaged inside the box without water tubes and will likely appear tired and limp after their journey to you. This is normal and expected and your mini calla lilies will perk up after 4-6 hours in water.

1. Remove all packaging from the flowers
2. Fill clean vases or containers with only 2 inches of water from the faucet. Choose containers that are at least as tall as the height of the flowers from the end of the stem to the base of the flower, in which the flowers will be well supported. This will help keep the stems tall and straight as they take in their initial drink of water. Afterwards, you may transfer to your desired final vases.
3. Hold stems under running water and trim 1/4 inch off the ends of the flower stems with sharp scissors or a sharp knife.
4. Place the flowers in the prepared vases and keep in a cool location away from direct sunlight, airconditioning or heat sources (such as a radiator, oven etc..
5. Refresh water in the vases and re-trim the ends of the stems every 1-2 days to maximize the life and freshness of your mini calla lilies.