These are the most important care tips for cut flowers and houseplants
We all know the feeling when you buy a pretty bouquet and it wilts very quickly at home. The same goes for a wilted plant. Such a shame! To ensure that you can enjoy your cut flowers and houseplants as long as possible, we made a list of the most important care tips. So that you can enjoy them much longer with only a little effort!
Care tips for cut flowers
We’ll start with the most important care tips for cut flowers:
- Buy good quality cut flowers. Pay attention to the quality of the stem: check the strength, color and if there’s any damage.
- Place flowers that are limp directly – in the packaging – in water, in a dark, cool place.
- Use a nice vase and make sure it’s clean.
- Don’t use metal or antique crystal vases. Or if you do, use an acid-resistant plastic inner vase.
- Use fresh, cold tap water.
- Remove leaves that are under water.
- Damage the stem as little as possible.
- Cut at least 2-5 cm from the bottom of the stem.
- Fill the vase with enough water and check regularly whether it still has enough.
- Flowers hate drafts, direct sunlight, heating, smoke and ripening fruit. So don’t place them near here.
- Remove dead and damaged flowers.
Care tips for houseplants
These are the most important care tips for houseplants:
- Buy good quality plants. Pay attention to the quality of the flowers, leaves and stems: check them for firmness, color and if there’s any damage.
- Check to the maturity of the plant: look for young leaves and flowers that are still developing.
- Choose a suitable spot to place them: make sure it’s light enough so that they can continue to bloom.
- Plants hate drafts, direct sunlight, heating, smoke and ripening fruit. So don’t place them near here.
- Regularly remove dead and damaged flowers and leaves.
- The growth process of plants is slower at low temperatures, which means that you can enjoy your plants even longer.
- Make sure there is enough water available for the plant, but avoid too much water at the bottom of the plant pot.
- Don’t spray water on the buds and flowers of the plant.
- Use rainwater whenever possible.
- Don’t damage the plant.