for Fresh Orchids
DID YOU KNOW ? - IN THE MEANING OF FLOWERS
THE ORCHID IS A FLOWER OF MAGNIFICENCE - it sends a message of LOVE, RARE BEAUTY, REFINEMENT, BEAUTIFUL LADY, LONG LIFE and also IS THE CHINESE SYMBOL FOR MANY CHILDREN
Orchids are the diamonds of the flower industry. When choosing flowers
for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays anniversaries then there
is no finer flower to honour the occasion.
orchids are suited to being cut flowers. The length of time that an orchid
will remain in top condition depends very much on the care and use that
the blooms receive. All the varieties of cut orchids that are supplied
by Orchids for You have been specially selected
to give you maximum enjoyment from their beauty and longevity. They should
be long lasting, open quickly, should not fade, and should not bruise
or spot easily. Some orchids are thick and heavy, almost waxy in texture;
these will generally last longer than more delicate blooms. This is especially
true if you will be using single blooms for button holes or bouquets.
For Your Cut Orchids
Most cut orchids will last longer as stems than as single blooms. Flowers
should be as fresh as possible. If they appear a little wilted, the submerge
the stems (not the blooms) in warm water (around 100°f or 37°c)
for a few minutes. After stems are purchased and brought home, 1/2 inch
(approximately 2 cm) should be cut from the base of the stem with a sharp
knifeif possible while the stem is submerged in waterthen
place the stems in a vase. 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
and Anthurium will last 4 to 6 weeks as stems and can be used for cut
arrangements as well as for button holes and bouquets. Phalaenopsis, Oncidium,
Paphiopedilum, Mokara and Aranthera can also be used in a variety of ways
and will last 1 to 2 weeks on the stem. Cattleya and Odontoglossum will
last up to 7 days and are best used in button holes and bouquets.
Care For Your Cut Orchids & Anthuriums
Upon receiving your package, open boxes immediately and put flowers in
a cool place. Best storing temperature is 50°-60° Fahrenheit.
Mokara, Aranda, Aranthera and Anthuriums:
After removing wrapping sleeve, refresh blooms with a spray of water
mist. Then cut 1/4 inch (approximately 1 cm) from stems, put them in
a clean vase of warm (100°F) water, and arrange.
Oncidium, Cattleya, Phalaenopsis, and Paphiopedilum:
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.
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.