Flower Care 101: Tips from Trublooms to Keep Your Blooms Fresh

Welcome to the Trublooms guide on extending the life of your floral arrangements! Whether you're a seasoned flower enthusiast or new to the world of blooms, these tips will help you keep your flowers looking fresh and vibrant for as long as possible.

Understanding the Basics of Flower Care

Flowers, like all living things, require care and attention. The key to prolonging their beauty lies in understanding their needs. Here are some essential tips to get you started:

  1. Clean Vases are a Must: Always use a clean vase. Bacteria can shorten a flower's lifespan, so wash your vase with hot, soapy water before use.

  2. Trim the Stems: Cut about half an inch off the stems at a 45-degree angle. This increases the surface area for water intake and prevents the stems from sitting flat at the bottom of the vase, which can block water absorption.

  3. Use Fresh Water and Flower Food: Fill your vase with fresh, lukewarm water and add the provided flower food. This food contains the right balance of nutrients to keep your flowers healthy.

  4. Regular Water Changes: Change the water every two days. This helps prevent the buildup of bacteria that can harm your flowers.

  5. Keep Them Cool: Place your flowers in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight, heaters, or drafts. Excessive heat or cold can cause them to wilt quickly.

Advanced Tips for Flower Longevity

For those looking to go the extra mile in flower care, consider these advanced tips:

  • Re-cut Stems: Every few days, re-cut the stems to ensure they can easily take up water.
  • Remove Wilting Flowers: If a flower starts to wilt, remove it from the arrangement. Wilting flowers release gases that can cause the remaining healthy flowers to deteriorate faster.
  • Mist Your Flowers: Some flowers benefit from a light misting of water on their petals, especially in drier environments.

Specific Care for Different Types of Flowers

Different flowers have unique needs. Here are a few specific tips for popular varieties:

  • Roses: Remove any leaves that sit below the waterline to prevent bacterial growth. Roses prefer cooler temperatures, so keep them away from heat sources.
  • Lilies: Remove the anthers (the pollen-bearing part) to prevent staining and prolong the flower's life.
  • Orchids: These tropical beauties prefer humid environments. Keep them in a well-ventilated area and away from direct sunlight.


By following these flower care tips from Trublooms, you can enjoy your beautiful arrangements for longer. Remember, a little effort goes a long way in keeping your blooms fresh and vibrant. For more tips and tricks, or to explore our stunning floral arrangements, visit us at www.trublooms.com

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