Fill a deep vase with clean water and add the flower food or a drop of bleach. Ensure the vase is clean.
Take approximately 2cm off all stems, making a slanted cut with a sharp knife or very sharp scissors and remove leaves that will fall below the waterline.
Avoid direct sunlight, heat or draughts these will all shorten your flower life.
Replace water regularly and discard flowers as they die.
Never let the oasis (floral foam) dry out, add water to the oasis daily, discard flowers as they die and trim off dead leaves to maintain the flower beauty.
If you receive roses with water vials on the end of them, they will be fine for 4-5 hours and they can be then recut and placed in fresh water.
Regular misting with a fine spray and a wipe over with a damp cloth will ensure your tropical flowers retain their glossy foliage.
Remove stamens by gently pulling them up out of the flower with a tissue. This will reduce staining
Tulips continue to grow after they are cut, stretching towards a light source.
Turn your vase occasionally to ensure an even growth of your tulips.