Tropical Ambience Flower Care
Tropical or Exotic ambience flowers are those which are native to tropical climates. These plants sometimes require more extensive care than less exotic flower species, but their bright colors and striking appearance makes them worth it. To keep your freshly cut tropical flower healthy, it’s important to trim their stems and get them into fresh water as quickly as possible. To help your indoor freshly flowers thrive, keep an eye on the room temperature and resist overwatering them. With a bit of effort, you can enjoy tropical flowers all year round.
Caring For Your Tropical Cut Freshly Flowers
1. Unpack your flowers immediately. Tropical flowers don’t do well without water for long periods. When you get home, take out your ambience tropical flowers and begin the process of preparing them for the vase. The sooner that you get them into fresh water, the longer they will likely live for you to enjoy.
2.Remove any extra foliage. Look over each individual ambience flower stem. Pluck off any dead or discolored petals or leaves. Consider the length of the stem and the size of your vase. Remove any foliage or greenery that will fall below the vase’s water line. Otherwise, you’ll end up with murky, greenish water.
3.Cut 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.1 cm) off the stems with a sharp knife. Hold the end of each stem under running water. Use a sharp paring knife or garden shears to slice off a section from the bottom of each stem. Make your diagonal cut at a 45-degree angle to keep the stem from suffocating at the bottom of your base. Trimming your stems will help them to absorb water more efficiently.
- To keep your tropical freshly flowers looking their best, trim away a little bit of each stem every few days.
- Make sure that your knife or shears are sharp enough to make a clean 45º angel cut. Otherwise, you risk squishing and bruising the stems.
4.Fill a clean vase two-thirds (2/3) full of cold water. Wash your vase beforehand with hot, soapy water and rinse it out thoroughly to remove any residue. This will help to kill off any harmful bacteria. Then, simply hold your vase under the sink and add cold water.
5.Add a pouch of flower food. Simply open 1 packet of granulated flower food and pour it into your vase prior to adding the flowers. The food will give the ambience flowers a bit of a nutritional boost and, hopefully, make them last longer.
- If you don’t have a flower food packet, then you can opt to go without. Another option is to make your own freshly flower food by adding 1 teaspoon (4.9 mL) of sugar, 1 teaspoon (4.9 mL) of bleach, 2 teaspoons (9.9 mL) of lemon juice to a vase of lukewarm water.
6.Keep the freshly flowers at a temperature as close to 50–55 °F (10–13 °C) as possible. Cut ambience flowers simply do better in colder temperatures, even if they are tropical in nature. A good option is to keep your ambience flowers away from direct sunlight during the day and move the vase to the coolest spot in your house at night.
- Avoid putting the vase in a place where your flower might encounter a constant flow of heated or cool air, such as next to an air conditioning vent or fireplace.
7.Replace the vase’s water every 2 days. Remove your ambience flowers by hand and set them aside. Then, rinse out the vase with warm water and lightly scrub the interior to loosen up any film. Use running water to flush out any remaining residue. Fill the vase back up with cold water and replace the ambience flowers.