Flower Care Instructions: Saving Floral Lives
Let's face it, flowers aren't the hardest things to take care of, but they do need your attention from time to time. Even if your thumb is anything but green, we can help you keep your flower and plant friends happy. We've compiled a quick and easy little guide on how to care for our products. If you have any floral emergencies, feel free to drop us a line at the store, and we can either cry together over the orchids you passively murdered, or we can walk you through some succulent CPR.
Add 1/2 cup of water to the centre of the box every day (doing your best to avoid drenching the blooms themselves). Keep your Bloom Box away from direct sunlight; flowers always do best in a cooler environment. Your flowers are hot enough already! Now sit back and enjoy – we’ve already given your flowers all the attention they’ll ever need – no need to fiddle with your box.
For succulent bloom boxes, add 1/4 cup of water to the centre of the box every second week. Succulent bloom boxes are the divas of the Bloom Box family and love to be in the spotlight – give them as much sunlight as Edmonton skies will give us. Your succulents will be happy in their box for a long while, no need to fuss with repotting.
ITTY BITTY BLOOM BOXES
The same Bloom Box rules apply to the bitties, but in smaller quantities. Add 1/4 cup of water to the centre of the box every day, and keep them out of direct sunlight. Think of them as teeny tiny teenagers: don't overheat them, don't neglect them, don't helicopter-parent, don’t let them drink too much, and don't let their friends stay over on a school night.
#YEG’s newest flower box may look different from their Bloom Box siblings, but the care is not much different. Keep the cover on or take it off – whatever you prefer. Keep the flowers away from direct sunlight and in a cool place (Edmonton winters are good for something!). To water, simply take off the lid and add 1 /2 a cup of water of the centre of the arrangement. Now sit back and take in the view!
For potted succulents, water them until the soil is moist, and then leave them be until the soil is totally dry. Succulents are binge drinkers – water them well, but not often. Even when the soil is dry, they'll be drinking water stored in their leaves. A good rule of thumb is to water once every 3-4 weeks depending on how much sunlight they get.
Although these little dudes love to be in the sun, they can still thrive in the shadows. The main thing is to avoid over-watering. Pools of water can cause rot to settle in quicker than hipsters at Coachella. Smothering your succulents with water and attention will end in disaster. It is better to leave them dry than to overwater. If you’re looking for a plant to neglect, succulents are perfect for you. We do not condone the pre-meditated murder of plants or flowers.
Keep these guys in bright sunlight. Check the moss with your finger to see if there is any moisture. If it's dry, add 1/2 cup of water to the centre; if it's moist, leave it be. If you're noticing pools of water forming, you're over-watering! We don't want our little guys to drown, so let the terrarium dry out completely before watering again.
Cut bouquets do best in clean water. If the water is getting low or dirty, change it out with fresh, cold water. Cut bouquets do not need to be exposed to direct sunlight because they are hot enough — just like the rest of us here at Fab.
Our arrangements are either in aqua foam or water, which helps keep the flowers hydrated. For arrangements in foam, add 1/2 cup of water every other day as needed. For arrangements in water, check the water level with your finger. If the water is getting low, top it up.
Phals can be very high-maintenance. Our advice is to check on the soil every day. It's best to give them about 1/2 a cup of water once every week or two, depending on humidity and sunlight levels. Let the roots dry out almost completely between waterings.
Everyone’s favourite flower frienemy. Hydrangeas are the bodacious beauties of the flower world, but they are thirsty girls. If the hydrangeas in your arrangement start looking a little sad and wilted (it happens to the best of us) give the stem a fresh cut with a sharp knife or garden clippers and put them directly into fresh warm water. This should have them looking fresh & perky in no time!