Always handle and transport your bouquet with care as flowers are very delicate and can bruise easily. Remove all packaging carefully, if it has an aqua pack on the bottom, cut it off over the sink so no water gets anywhere. Try to leave the string on as that’s what holds the design in place, if you cut if off it may loose its shape. When stems are out of water they seal up to protect themselves so just before you put them in fresh water always re-cut the tips off each stem at a 45 degree angle, which also increases the surface area. Make sure the water is at room temperature and the flowers are kept in a cool spot. The cooler they are the longer they last so avoid sunny windows, radiators and fire places. Change the water every few days and clean the vase with a little bleach to kill the bacteria. Make sure you remove any dead flowers from the bouquet as it can give it a new lease of life.
How to look after your Peace Lily
Peace Lilies are an indoor plant that flowers all year and they like warm, moist, shady environments. Aim to water them about once a week or when the leaves start to wilt. Give the plant enough water to make the soil damp. Don’t let the plant sit in water as the roots will rot and kill the plant. If you have time, mist the Peace Lily to create a tropical environment, this will help encourage more leaves and flowers to grow. Remove any unhealthy leaves or flowers to allow space for new shoots to grow. Re-pot your peace lily every 1-2 years or when the roots get to cramped for the pot. Peace Lilies should never need a pot bigger than 12 inches.
How to look after Succulents and Cacti
Keep the Succulents and Cacti out of direct sunlight, but in a warm environment. Water every other week during the warmers seasons and in the cooler seasons, when they are dormant, water less. Make sure the soil is completely dry before watering and then water thoroughly but don’t let the roots sit in water. When the plant starts to look uncomfortable re-pot into a larger pot.
How to look after potted flower plants
Weather your plant is indoors or outdoors, you need to assess what light is available and choose an appropriate spot. Plants can require shady, semi shady or full sun positions. The next step is to find the right container and draining method, make sure your plant has some way of water leaving the pot. You can raise the pot on top of stones or remove it completely when watering it but make sure the pot is not sitting in water. Most plants need watering once a week or when the soil is dry. Water your plant until the soil is completely damp/moist. Your plant will let you know if it’s not happy, so adjust the light and water until it’s happy.
Common low maintenance plants
If you are looking for a low maintenance indoor plant to give your home, office, or business that fresh feeling, then take a look at our selection of plants.