Cut Flower Care


  • Use a clean vase with room temp water. Filtered/dechlorinated is best.

  • Add powdered flower food to water and stir to dissolve.  Remove the binding wire before placing flowers in water.

  • Your flower stems were cut and wrapped immediately prior to delivery. Recut them only if the stems were allowed to dry out.

  • Remove any leaves below water line.

  • To prevent water damage on wooden surfaces, place your vase on a waterproof mat.
  • Recut stems one half inch every two days with sharp garden shears. Try to avoid crushing stems.

  • Cut flowers are thirsty! Check water level daily top it up.

  • Change water completely if it becomes cloudy. (That's bacteria!)

  • Remove wilted/decayed flowers over time to keep the remaining flowers fresh.

  • Keep flowers away from fresh fruit, vegetables or cigarette smoke. They all produce ethylene gas, which kills flowers.

  • Keep in a cool place. Avoid direct sunlight, heat registers, or any other source of excessive heat.

  • Never use flower food in crystal or metal containers as the acid in the flower food will react with metal (including the lead in crystal).

Any questions? Email us at hello@norwoodflorist.ca