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Product Care Tips

We’re gathering our useful tips and advice on caring for your fresh flowers, succulents, plants or new terrarium below. Read on to learn more!

Fresh cut flowers have an expected vase-life of around 4-7 days, depending on room conditions.

To maximize the life of your flowers:

1. When they first arrive, use floral pruners or a sharp knife (please be careful!) to cut 1-2” off each stem, at a 45˚ angle.

2. Remove any leaves or flowers that would fall below the water line.

3. Fill your favourite vase with fresh, cool water.

4. Arrange flowers in vase, ensuring all stem ends are submerged.
Designer tip: When building your arrangement, try keeping multiples of the same flower or color in clusters, for a more modern look.

5. Display your flowers avoiding direct sun, hot or cold drafts, and fruits (which release flower-aging ethylene gases).

6. Replace water and recut stems every couple of days.

LIGHT

  • Indoors, display your succulents/terrarium in bright sunlight, as close to your window as possible.
  • In the summer, you can move your terrarium outside, but be sure all risk of frost has passed, and it doesn’t get too much direct sunlight or leaves will become scorched burn.
  • Pro tip: Insufficient light will cause etoiliation – long, weak stems and smaller leaves. Particularly during the fall and winter, give your succulents as much direct sunlight as possible.

  

WATERING

  • Remember to water your succulent terrarium lightly, about every 2 weeks under most conditions. Allow soil to become mostly dry between waterings.
  • Aim for 2-3 tablespoons of water around the base of each plant. (Try a turkey baster to avoid splashing!)
  • Pro tip: Growing conditions can vary significantly – for instance, if your terrarium receives a lot of light or your home is very warm and dry, it may need more frequent watering. If your succulents are losing leaves or look wrinkly, take a peek at the rocks and dirt through the lower part of the glass – if they look completely dry, try more water. A bit soggy? Water less often.

  

OTHER MAINTENANCE

  • Use a soft craft paintbrush to dust stray soil and dust off leaves and rocks.

To keep your tropical plant terrarium looking it’s best:

LIGHT

  • A tropical plant/terrarium enjoys bright, indirect light, preferably from a South or West facing window.
  • You may wish to rotate your plant periodically, encouraging plants to grow in all directions, as they will tend to reach towards the light.

 
WATERING

  • Your plant/terrarium should be watered once or twice a week, depending on ambient temperature, light and whether the plants are in dormancy (winter) or growing stage (spring+summer).
  • Aim for soil to be evenly moist, but never soggy. This can be checked by placing one’s finger into the soil approximately 1 inch.
  • Try watering with a turkey baster to avoid splashing.
  • Some plant varieties may outgrow the terrarium container; this is expected if your plants are happy! Light pruning can extend the life of your terrarium arrangement, but if a plant gets too large (or you want it to get even bigger) you may transplant it into a larger container or pot, using an indoor potting mix.

 
OTHER MAINTENANCE

  • Use a soft craft paintbrush to dust stray soil and dust off leaves and rocks.