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Advice for Maintenance

Cut Flowers

Beginning at any time to unpack the flowers out of the box as soon as possible and put them in water, in the sink for example.

In general, it is so that leaves are not allowed to go in the water, because they are rotting in water. Remove the leaves for the piece of the stem that will be in the water. Let the thorns of the Roses as much as possible stay on the stem.

Then cut each stem on the bottom diagonally, by cutting with a sharp clean knife or a sharp clean secateurs, cut about 3 cm of each stem off, so the flowers can absorb the maximum water.

Fill the clean and enough spacious vase for at least the half of it with clean and cold water and add a drop of chlorine against bacteria growth.

Add the supplied liquid flower food and mix the water and the flower food very good.

Do not place the flowers on the draft, just near or on a radiator or in the sun. Refill after two days the water in the vase, and check the water level every day. It may be that the flowers use very much water that you need to refill daily. Once the flowers are over the full bloom, you can cut them another time to enjoy them even longer.

The flowers are delivered very fresh and it may be that a lot of flowers are still closed. After a few days the flowers will get theirs final volume.
Enjoy your flowers!

Maintenance for Indoor plants

Please note that all plants appears naturally in warm climates. In the nature a plant is not spoiled, it is so that if a plant is "bullied" the plants are going to start making flowers and seeds or branches.

We give easily too much water and then drown the plants; if the soil is dry, the plant should create many roots to get enough nutrition. If the soil is moist the plant does not have to do that, because it can very easily absorb food and even loses its root structure.

There are water-loving plants, such as carnivorous plants and water plants, but most plants do not like a too wet soil. An average of 1 time per week giving water is sufficient in the winter (give only water as the surface of the soil is dry). In the summer can be given more water, depending on where the plant stands, behind the window or on the ground, a light place or a dark place. Preferably give lukewarm water. Flowering plants require a good deal more light than foliage plants. As a rule, flowering plants need to be placed near a window while foliage plants should be positioned away from direct sunlight. Each plant needs light, one plant needs plenty of light and the other less. Generally is this information printed on the label of the plant or printed on the cover or on the pot.

The general rule for watering is: better too little than too much. If too little water is given, the leaves wilt or curl. This is a natural protection of the plant by closing the stomata and the evaporation at that time is minimal. Of course, the plant can not be too long in this situation (one day maximum).

Feed your plants with plant food

Flowering plants should be fed every time you water them during the summer and once a week during the winter. Foliage plants should be fed once a week during the summer and once a month during the winter.

Plants with a special treatment:

Azaleas, Cyclamen and Saint Paulia's prefer to be watered underneath, this can simply be in the sink with a layer of water and the plants there letting for about 15 minutes to absorp the water.

Bromelia's grow in nature against trees. They absorb water through their leaves. Ensure that there is always a layer of water in the tube that the leaves have formed.