View all our tips about flowers and plants. Both the myths and general tips about bouquets and plants. Let's put them together.
About flowers and plants
Fill a clean vase with clean, lukewarm water, in which the cut flower food has been dissolved.
Preferably do not use descaled water, the salt can shorten the life of a flower.
If possible, cut or trim the stems diagonally by 1 to 2 cm, preferably with a sharp knife or secateurs. Cutting diagonally increases water absorption.
Remove all leaves that can hang under water (to prevent rotting).
Place the flowers well in the vase.
Check the water level occasionally.
Never place the flowers near fruit. Fruits, such as apples, secrete a substance that accelerates the flowering of cut flowers.
Never place your flowers in direct sunlight, near heat sources (television, radiator) or cooling installations.
The following tips are myths and it is therefore best not to do so! The effects can be detrimental to the life of your flowers:
- Put a copper coin in the water.
- Add gin, salt or sugar to the water.
- Break off, cross cut, flatten, nick or scrape the stems.
- Boil the stems, put them in hot water or burn them closed (woody stems are an exception: Lilac, Mimosa)
Most flower arrangements are suitable on floral foam, full of water. You can carefully add some water a few times, but make sure that the piece does not rot.
Plants in general: Plants require or other specific care, which you can usually find on the enclosed text per plant. We are happy to give you some general tips.
- Flowering plants grow best in areas with lots of light.
- Green plants require less light.
- Flowering plants require more water than green plants.
- The soil in the pot should be kept wet, but be careful not to overwater.
- Most plants like even temperatures, so avoid heat or cold.
Green tips for the houseplant:
Growing conditions can vary considerably from plant to plant. Furthermore, most plants also require different care in summer and winter. However, there are some tips that you can take into account for all plants.
The leaves: is a sign
- Dried leaves can be caused by low humidity.
- Yellow leaves can indicate rotting of the (too wet) root ball and a lack of light.
- If the location is too warm, the leaves will start to curl.
- Mold often indicates a too cold location.
The needs: light, temperature, water and soil
- The leaves turn yellow due to lack of light.
- Most plants do not like direct sunlight.
- Avoid temperature fluctuations.
- Many plants need a cool place in winter and less water.
- In winter, water at room temperature.
- An excess of water causes a lack of oxygen.
- Choose high-quality potting soil.
- Provide good drainage at the bottom of the pot.
- During the growing period (March - September) give plant food weekly.