Care tips for fresh flowers

  1. Cut flowers

    Our care tips for long-lasting pleasure

    To enjoy your bouquet for as long as possible, please use a freshly cleaned vase.
    This will prevent the formation of harmful bacteria and keep your flowers fresh for longer.

    Cut the stems of the flowers at an angle with a smooth knife immediately after receiving them, as this allows them to absorb more water. Important: Please do not use scissors, as this will bruise the stems too much.

    Flower24 delivers each bouquet with a sachet of Flower Fresh. Add the powder to the fresh water and your bouquet will be optimally supplied with important nutrients.

    Leaves in the water reduce the water quality. To ensure that the bouquet feels good for a long time, you should therefore remove all leaves that could come into contact with the vase water.

    A bouquet of flowers likes it cool and dry and will thank you for this place with longer freshness. Avoid a place in direct sun or near a heater, as well as near fresh fruit.

    Your bouquet needs a sufficient amount of water at all times so that individual flowers do not dry out.

  2. Keep roses fresh

    How can you keep roses fresh?

    When the roses in the vase hang their heads, it is unfortunately usually a sign that they are not being treated properly. Caring for cut roses is very easy and does not take much time either. We would like to explain to you how you can keep your cut roses fresh so that you can enjoy them for as long as possible in 4 short rose care tips.

    ✔ Pruning roses correctly is the half work
    Caring for cut roses starts with transport, but probably the most important factor is pruning before you put them in the vase. A clean cut is so important so that the roses can absorb enough nutrients and liquid through these cuts. To prune roses, it is best to use a very sharp knife with which you cut the stem of the rose short and at an angle at the end. Regular pruning also ensures a rose bunch that lasts even longer. The leaves of the flower should also be trimmed if they otherwise protrude into the water.

    ✔ How long do roses last in the vase?
    Just like us, these flowers feel most comfortable in a clean home. When choosing your vase, you need to consider not only your own taste, but also its cleanliness. Roses stay fresh longer if they are exposed to as little dirt and bacteria as possible. Dirt on the vase can cause just that. In the worst case, the dirt and bacteria that are now deposited in the water clog up the flowers' pipes that were exposed after cutting, preventing them from absorbing liquid and nutrients. This can cause the rose petals to wilt more quickly and the heads to start drooping. So to avoid all this, clean your vase thoroughly before you fill it. Your flowers always want a freshly cleaned vase.

    ✔ How long do roses last without water?
    The best rose care tips are all useless if your cut flower doesn't get enough water. There is not much to consider here. However, it is important that the water is clean, that you fill it up regularly and that there are no leaves or the like in it. Roses do not like cold water, lukewarm is better, tap water is perfectly fine. The rose stems should be at least half covered with water.


  3. Tulips special care

    Tulips are probably the most popular fresh cut flowers in spring.

    They come in many different shades, varieties with double and fringed flowers, short-stemmed and long-stemmed, French tulips.

    ✔ Do not place stems too deep in water.
    Always use a clean vase and fresh water. Tulips continue to grow as they flower. If you only put about 2 to 3 cm of water in your vase, you can delay the growth a little because the stems can then absorb less water.

    You can also use a few crumbs of our freshening agent for the vase water, which is included in our flower packs. This inhibits bacterial growth in the water and provides the fresh tulips with nutrients.

    Check the water level in the vase every day and top it up if necessary. Every two to three days you should change the water completely. If you use a glass vase for your tulip arrangement, you can keep an especially close eye on the water level.

    The right cut
    Before placing the tulips in the vase, you should remove unnecessary leaves from the lower stem area and cut the stems straight with a sharp knife. Tulip stems are not cut at an angle in order to contain the growth of the stems.

    ✔ Store in a cool place at night
    Do not place your vase of spring flowers in direct sunlight. A location without draughts and away from a fruit bowl is ideal.
    If you store the vase with the bouquet in a cool place at night, e.g. in the garage or cellar, the flowers will last even longer. However, the place should be protected from frost.

    ✔ Do not combine tulips with daffodils
    Tulips do not like flowers that release a slime into the vase water, so combining them with daffodils (jonquils) is not recommended.

    ✔ The newspaper trick for drooping tulip flowers
    If your tulips go limp due to lack of water during transport or lack of water in the vase, wrap the tulip bouquet in newspaper, cut the stems fresh and straight and then place the bouquet like this in water for an hour or overnight in a cool place. The tulips should then straighten up again.


Care tips for plants

  1. In General

    Indoor plants are true heroes.

    They not only look beautiful, they improve the indoor climate in our home and make it really cosy and comfortable.

    Anyone who has already turned out to be a plant lover knows that there are so many different varieties and types of indoor plants. So it's often not so easy to decide.

    Here are a few general tips:

    ✔ Watering
    The following applies to watering houseplants: Avoid waterlogging at all costs! If this is not done, the roots will die and the plant will no longer be able to absorb water and nutrients. It is therefore essential to water only after you have measured the moisture content of the soil. To do this, feel the soil moisture at a depth of a few centimetres with your finger. Usually the surface of the soil has already dried out, but there is still enough moisture in a few centimetres.

    Leaf care
    Make sure to dust the plant leaves regularly. This allows the plants to breathe again. It is best to use a damp cloth or Gesal leaf care products for this purpose. Especially in the winter months, the leaves should also be dusted with a little water. This counteracts the dry heating air. You should also regularly remove dry leaves and flowers. Fungi like to settle on dead plant remains.

    ✔ Nutrient supply
    Every plant needs nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium as nutrients for growth and health, so fertilise your indoor plants regularly. The Gesal fertilisers for green or even flowering plants are specially adapted to the needs of your houseplants. A simple alternative to the use of liquid fertilizers are the Gesal fertilizer sticks or build-up cures. These provide your plants with all the nutrients they need in the long term.

  2. Snaily

    Snaily - Dischidia - has a very special home:

    a real snail shell from the rice fields of Thailand. There, the empty snail shells are left behind after the rice harvest and thus serve as an ideal second home for this decorative plant.

    It develops bulging leaves that are hollow inside, which serve the plant as a water reservoir. The botanical name Dischidia pectinoides comes from these cavities.

    From time to time it even produces pretty little white-pink flowers.

    ✔ Position: bright, warm window spot,
    but without direct sun.

    ✔ Normal room temperature
    is optimal for this plant.

    ✔ Dip 1x a week.
    The Snaily snail shell should be immersed in (rain) water once a week for approx. 10 minutes. Then let it drain well. The plant does not like waterlogging.

  3. Orchids

    Care instructions for orchids

    With the right care, you can enjoy the flowers of your Phalaenopsis for a very long time. Did you know that you can make your Phalaenopsis bloom again after flowering, with a rest period of about six months?

    ✔ Temperature and light

    The Phalaenopsis thrives best at a minimum night temperature of 16 °C and a maximum day temperature of 24 °C. The ideal daytime temperature is between 20 and 22 °C. The orchid needs plenty of light, but does not tolerate direct sunlight. A place on the windowsill facing east/northeast or west/southwest is ideal. Yellowing leaves can be a sign of too much direct sunlight. Flower buds or dark green leaves falling off can indicate a possible lack of light.

    ✔ Water and humidity

    It is best to place the pot in a bucket of water for 5-10 minutes. After that, your orchid will be fine without water for seven days. The natural environment of the Phalaenopsis is characterised by high humidity.

    ✔ Soil and fertilisation

    As the loose substrate of orchids often contains few nutrients, it is best to fertilise the phalaenopsis via the water. A special orchid fertiliser is available for this purpose. Fertilise the phalaenopsis about twice a month from March to October.

    After flowering

    When a Phalaenopsis has faded, you can make it flower again. To do this, you need to cut the branch above the second "eye". By "eye" is meant a thickening on the branch. Start counting from the bottom.


Care tips for tried flowers

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    They are not only beautiful and very decorative, but also need little attention and, with the right care, last for what feels like an eternity:

    We have put together some tips and tricks - for maximum enjoyment of your flowery companions.

    Dried flowers are fragile and delicate.

    ✔ Touch them as little as possible.
    ✔ Avoid direct sunlight and wind.
    ✔ Don't worry if they are a little bent: natural flowers do that!
    ✔ Dried flowers do not need water.

Care tips for stabilised roses

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    Your flower gift has been made with real roses, also called infinity roses.
    With the right care, you can enjoy your natural product for months or even years.

    To keep the rose box in the best possible condition, please note the following:

    ✔ Do not water the roses!
    ✔ Remove dust only with a brush
    ✔ Avoid frequent contact
    ✔ Do not place in the sun
    ✔ Avoid humidity