Hawaiian Flower Care Instructions
Hawaiian flower care instructions, identification guide and arranging ideas. Follow this guide to give your tropical flowers longest life. Instructions are included with every order.
Carefully unpack your fresh tropical flowers and remove them from the box as soon as they arrive.
For anthuriums, orchids and gingers soak the entire flower under lukewarm water for about 10 minutes. This will extend the life of your flowers.
All flowers should have the stems held under water as you cut about an inch off the end of each stem.
Place the freshly cut stems in a vase or other container of water.
Do not refrigerate stems.
Cut about an inch off each stem and replace the water every 2 or 3 days.
Arranging Your Flowers
Choose a sturdy vase or use a tray with floral foam.
Begin with the largest or your favorite flower as a focal point.
Make sure where you are going to place each flower before cutting the stem.
Add the smaller flowers around the focal point.
Use the greenery to fill in spaces.
Leaves can be cut, bent or folded as you like.
Orchid stems can be cut in half to create two shorter stems.
Keep your display out of drafts or direct sunlight.
Do not refrigerate.
We have some ideas on how to use loose orchid at your party, wedding, luau or other event. Please tell us yours!
Lei, Corsage and Orchid Care
Unpack maile, haku, leaf or flower leis and loose orchid blossoms upon arrival.
If they are a little dry, mist with clean, lukewarm water and gently shake off any excess. Do not mist ti leaf leis.
Keep your corsage, haku, lei or loose orchid blossoms in a closed bag in the refrigerator. They can be returned to the refrigerator after wearing for longer use.
Do not refrigerate anthurium corsages. The cold will turn them black.
Make Your Own Perfume
You can make your own perfume at home using our essential oils and fragrances.
You’ll need a clean glass bottle to mix things in. A dark glass works best as it protects from light.
To store your finished perfume a smaller bottle. Again dark glass is better but clear works fine.
Two tablespoons of carrier oil to hold the fragrance. Oils such as almond oil or jojoba work well.
Four tablespoons of vodka or high proof alcohol.
Two tablespoons of distilled water. Tap water should not be used.
Essential oils and fragrances – combine up to three for your favorite combination
One coffee filter and a funnel
1. Add 30 to 40 drops of your favorite oil or combination of oils to your mixing bottle. Test as you go until you find a mix you like again using multiple oils.
2. Mix in vodka and the carrier oil. Shake everything together and then let the closed bottle sit for at least two days. Some combinations can take 4 to 6 weeks to fully rest. Do not refrigerate but keep in a cool, dark location.
3. Open and add the water. Shake thoroughly.
4. Line your funnel with the coffee filter and pour into the storage bottles. This will take some time so go slowly and do not overfill the funnel.
5. Shake again each time before using.
It can take time to find your favorite combination so experiment freely with small drops of the oils.