Care at Your Store

How to process dry packed flowers for storage or display:

1. Start with a clean bucket or container, sanitized with a floral cleaner.

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2. Fill buckets or container with cool water mixed with flower food solution (for storage and transport or display) according to manufacturer’s recommendation.

Do not put flowers directly into metal/galvanized buckets. Use clean, good quality water and do not use water that has been treated with a water softener as the salt levels can be damaging to flowers. Use a dosing unit that is properly calibrated, or hand mix the solution according to label instructions.

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3. Remove any foliage that would fall below the solution level.

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4. Re-cut stems approximately 1” (2.5cm) using clean and sanitized clippers or knife.

Use FloraLife® Quick Dip to jump-start hydration and ensure free-flowing stems.

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5. Immediately place flowers in previously prepared container.

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6. Store is a 34 – 38F (1 – 3C) cooler.

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7. Allow minimum 2 hours to hydrate placing buckets in an area with good airflow.

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8. Always avoid getting water on blooms.

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9. Check water levels daily.

Add water with flower food solution as needed.

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10. Avoid displaying nearing extreme heat, cold, draft, ripening fruit or vegetables.

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11. Rotate flowers.

Always remember FIFO (first in first out) when doing so.

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