Flower Care


To keep your flowers and plants fresh and beautiful for longer, treat them with a little extra love and kindness.

Fresh Flowers

All flowers purchased from Bamboo Green Florist have been pre-conditioned for you by our expert florists. To prolong the longevity of your blooms even further, simply follow our easy tips:

For basket, bloom box, planter arrangements, add water within the liner daily.

For wrapped bouquets, remove from packaging and place in a vase of fresh lukewarm water.

Add the sachet of flower food (available for purchase with your order) into your vase of water. Make sure to follow the guidelines on each sachet, as instructions may vary.

Strip off any leaves that will fall below the waterline, as these will promote bacterial growth causing the flowers to wilt quickly.

Cut 2-3cm off each stem using a clean sharp knife or scissors. Always cut at a sharp angle so the stems can absorb water more effectively and place flowers directly in vase.

Display the flowers in a cool, light location away from direct sunlight
Avoid placing your flowers directly under a fan or heater; flowers are sensitive to extreme hot or cold temperatures.

Top up the water in the vase daily, and remove any faded flowers as they appear.

Every two to three days, re-cut flower stems and replace water with a fresh supply

Preserved Flowers

With minimal care you can enjoy your preserved flowers for many months or even years. 

The only requirement to maintain all of their beauty is to keep them out of direct sunlight so they don’t discolour and dust them every now and then with a tissue or a hairdryer, taking care not to damage their delicate petals.

With these simple tips you can maintain your preserved flowers and plants in good condition for a long time:

  • Do not put them in water. Remember, they are treated plants and they are not alive, even if they look like they are.
  • Keep them out of humid places or environments and direct sunlight. Preserved flowers should not be exposed to the sun for prolonged periods.
  • You shouldn’t press, bend or squash the petals or stems. They are delicate and can be damaged easily.

Preservation makes it possible to have all kinds of highly ornamental interior decoration. Don’t forget that they are natural plants, which have undergone a preservation process so that they maintain their beauty without withering and without needing maintenance.

Orchid - Phalaenopsis

A moderately bright windowsill or similar spot to grow in. Avoid direct sunlight.
Watering when it begins to dry out, usually every 7 to 10 days.

Fertilizing with a fertilizer made for orchids.

Do not be dismayed by the (often sudden) dropping of Phalaenopsis blooms this is their time to begin their growth season. 

Since Phalaenopsis orchids remain in bloom for a large percentage of the year it is best to seize the opportunity to repot them right after they finish blooming.



All plants have different likes and dislikes but the most important components to consider are water, light, temperature and humidity:

Alternating periods of drought and flood can play havoc on a plant’s root system. As a general rule, most plants like having their roots consistently moist, but not wet.

Provide the right light. It may be a case of trial and error to find out if your plant is receiving the right amount of light, but as a general rule, most houseplants are tropical plants that flourish in indirect sunlight.

Avoid placing plants in spots with particularly high or low temperatures, such as next to heat or air conditioning ducts, between curtains and a frosty window, or on top of a television or microwave.

Air conditioners can be very drying – treat your plant to a little extra humidity with a daily spritz of mist.