Tropical Flower Care Guide

SendMaui.com’s exotic, tropical Hawaiian flowers can have a long vase-life. This is dependent a great deal on the way you handle them once you remove them from the shipping box. There are a few easy steps you can take to insure you will be getting the most out of your beautiful tropical flowers.

• Upon delivery, immediately unpack the flowers.

• Immerse them in a tub of clean, fresh, room-temperature water for 15 – 20 minutes, if at all possible. (This will rejuvenate them. It is not an absolutely necessary step if you have no means, but it will assist in prolonging their lives. If the flowers are wilted, this IS a necessary step.)

• Trim ½ inch from bottom of the stems; be certain to treat the plant delicately while doing so.

• When you put cut flowers in a vase, be absolutely certain that their leaves are not submersed in the water. Remove any leaves that that come in contact with water.

• Tropical flowers thrive on a generous amount of clean water. Be certain to change the water regularly (even daily, if you are able) to help increase the life of the fresh flowers. Add a floral preservative if at all possible. When you do change the water, cut the bottom of the stem a little. This also increases the life of the flowers.

• If you happen to notice any leaves change colors, don’t be alarmed. This is the nature of the plant and in no way takes away from the quality or beauty of the flower. If you feel the need to enhance the visibility of the flower, you can remove leaves as soon as you notice any change in color, however using a commercial floral preservative may give you the control you seek.

• Avoid direct sunlight, and extreme temperatures. Keeping the flower bouquet at room temperature will prolong the life of the flowers. Also, be sure to place them where the air conditioning or heating will NOT blow directly on them.

• When the ginger flowers become old, they will start getting dark at the tip of the flower. You can pinch the darkening part away; this gives the flower a renewed look so you can enjoy it longer.

• If a flower dies before the others, just remove it from the bouquet. You will find that you really do not need many flowers to make a beautiful arrangement. Even one flower in a small vase with some foliage is exquisite.

• We would really appreciate hearing from you, if you experiment and find other ways to prolong the lives of these flowers, or anything else you discover along the way that will assist others to increase their enjoyment.

• Send us a video or picture of you and the flowers along with a testimonial and we will enter you into our quarterly drawing for a free Tropical Flower Bouquet.