For All Tropical Flowers and Foliage:
Unpack carefully and immediately.
Trim ½ to 1 inch off of the stems with a sharp knife or scissors.
Every 3-4 days re-trim stems, clean the vase, and replace the water with fresh.
Occasionally mist flowers (except orchids sprays).
Submerge whole flowers in cool water 10-15 minutes.
Keep the flowers away from heat sources and drafts.
Dendrobium and Oncidium Orchid sprays:
Submerge flowers sprays in cool water 10-15 minutes.
Re-cut stems once or twice a week and change water daily.
Keep the flowers away from heat sources and avoid temperatures below 45°F.
Tropicals (Bird of Paradise, Heliconias, Gingers):
For Ginger: Soak the entire flower and stem in cool water for 10-15 minutes.
For Bird of Paradise: To bring out extra flowers, insert your thumb inside the sheath through the slit on the upper side and gently lift up a new flower.
Keep flowers away from heat sources, air conditioning drafts, and direct sunlight.
For Foliage: Trim ½ inch off the stem and immerse immediately in fresh water at room temperature for 15 minutes.