Ambience Orchids Care

Orchid's are one the highest rank cut-flower in the world, so when choosing flowers for special occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries and birthdays, there is nothing richer and finer than ambience cut orchids.

It is important to understand, however, that not all orchids are suited to being cut flowers and that how long your ambience orchids will last depends on the variety, the use and care the blooms receive. Ambience Flowers offers vast varieties of cut orchids that have been specifically bred to be cut flowers. They are long lasting, open quickly, do not fade, and do not bruise or spot easily. Some ambience orchids are thick and heavy, almost waxy in texture; orchids of this heavier substance will generally last longer than more delicate blooms. This is especially true if you will be using single blooms in corsages, bouquets or boutonnieres.

Long Term Care For Your Cut Orchids & Anthurium

Most cut orchids and Anthurium—which include calla lillies— will last longer as stems than as single blooms and and a cut orchid arrangement will last longer than a boutonniere.

  1. Our Ambience orchids are always fresh but, If they appear a little wilted, because of the long trip from the farm directly to your house, a warm water submerged for a few minutes will bring them back to life.
  2. After all stems are carefully taken out of the box, 1/2 inch (approximately 2 cm) should be cut from the base of the stem with a sharp knife in a 45º angle—if possible while the stem is submerged in water—then place the stems in a vase.
  3. Blooms should be kept away from direct sunlight and heat sources. They will last longer at cooler room temperatures, but will suffer from cool drafts. A cool draft is moving air that is cooler than the ambient temperature, such as air from an open window on a cool day.

Tips for our different Ambience Orchids: Upon receiving your ambience orchid box open it immediately and put flowers in a cool place. Best storing temperature is 50°-60° Fahrenheit.

  1. Cymbidium and Anthurium:
    1. Will last 4 to 6 weeks as stems and can be used for cut arrangements as well as for corsages, boutonnieres and bouquets. 
    2. Simply remove wrapping sleeve, cut 1/4 inch (approximately 1 cm) from the stem, put in clean vase of warm (100°F ) water, and arrange.
    3. For Cymbidium it is especially important that the stem be supported in a tall, slender vase. If the stem is not supported, the life expectancy of the plant is significantly reduced due to lack of water to the flowers.
  2. Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum, Mokara and Aranthera:
    1. Can also be used in a variety of ways and will last 1 to 2 weeks on the stem. 
    2. Dendrobium, Mokara, Aranda, Aranthera and Anthuriums:
      After removing wrapping sleeve, refresh your ambience orchids blooms with a spray of water mist, or you can completely submerge flowers in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes. Then cut 1/4 inch (approximately 1 cm) from stems, put them in a clean vase of warm (100°F) water, and arrange.
June 19, 2018 by Guillermo Brillembourg