Fresh cut Flowers and Plant Care

Fresh cut flowers and Plant care

Flower Shop Florist Wellington uses the freshest possible flowers in all our arrangements and bouquets – to ensure long life and maximum enjoyment from them once they arrive home with you, follow these steps in our frequently asked flower care questions.

Common Questions About Flower care: 

  • What is the best way to care for a flower arrangement or flowers in a container?
    On arrival:
    • Ensure the container is filled with plenty of fresh water.
    • Avoid placing your flowers in direct sunlight or near heating sources.
    • Remember to protect your furniture by placing something under the arrangement.
    • Never let the oasis (green foam) dry out. Simply add water to the oasis daily and enjoy.
    • Avoid placing near a fruit bowl-due to Ethylene gas speeding up ripening process.
    • Remove faded flowers as they occur.
  • What is the best way to care for cut flowers?
    On arrival:
    • Unwrap your flowers, remove wet wrapping or water vials from stems.
    • Re cut the stems at an angle, this exposes a fresh part of the stem and allows the flower to absorb water. (Do this for every water change-every 2 days.)
    • Ensure all leaves are removed below the water line, otherwise they rot and foul the water.
    • Place in a clean fresh water and your choice of vase to enjoy.
    • Avoid placing your flowers in direct sunlight or near heating sources.
    • Avoid placing near a fruit bowl-due to Ethylene gas speeding up ripening process.
    • Top up or change the water regularly and remove faded flowers as they occur.
  • How do I care for my cut roses?
    • Unwrap your roses, remove wet wrapping or water vials from stems.
    • Re cut the stems at an angle, this exposes a fresh part of the stem and allows the roses to absorb water. (Do this for every water change-every 2 days.)
    • Ensure all leaves are removed below the water line, otherwise they rot and foul the water.
    • Place in a clean fresh water and your choice of vase to enjoy.
    • If individual roses wilt, place the bottom 1cm of stem in boiling water for 30 seconds, then cut off scalded portion and place in deep cold water for around 1 hour before return to vase.
    • Refresh the vase and water daily. If roses begin to wilt, re-cut the stems.
    • If you have received your roses while at the office, they can be left in the box with the water vials until you arrive home.
  • How do I care for my cut lilys?
    • Unwrap your lilys, remove wet wrapping or water vials from stems.
    • Re cut the stems at an angle, this exposes a fresh part of the stem and allows the lily to absorb water. (Do this for every water change-every 2 days.)
    • Ensure all leaves are removed below the water line, otherwise they rot and foul the water.
    • Place in a clean fresh water and your choice of vase to enjoy.
    • To prevent pollen stains, remove stamens by gently pulling them up out of the flower with a tissue.
    • Pollen stains can be brushed off or capture the pollen with cellotape & remove. If pollen gets into the fabric, treat as you would an-oil based stain.
  • How do I care for my cut tulips?
    • Unwrap your tulips, remove wet wrapping or water vials from stems.
    • Re cut the stems at an angle, this exposes a fresh part of the stem and allows the tulip to absorb water. (Do this for every water change-every 2 days.)
    • Ensure all leaves are removed below the water line, otherwise they rot and foul the water.
    • Place in a clean fresh water and your choice of vase to enjoy.
    • Tulips continue to grow after they are cut, stretching towards a light source.
    • Turn your vase occasionally to ensure an even growth of your tulips.
 

Common Questions About Plants

  • How do I care for my Plant?
    • When deciding on a location for the plant, consider its preferred light & heat levels. For example, plants that like high humidity (eg: maiden hair ferns) will flourish in a bathroom.
    • Position plants away from strong heat or cold draughts.
    • Water most plants from below and provide good drainage.
    • Most plants prefer to dry out a little between thorough waterings.
    • Feed plants regularly with the appropriate food.
    • Give broad glossy leaves an occasional wipe with a damp cloth.
    • Pruning plants can encourage new growth.
    • Flowering plants kept slightly pot bound will produce more flowers.
    • Check your plants regularly for signs of stress, pests or disease & treat accordingly.
    • Remove dead leaves and flowers as they occur.
  • How do I care for my Orchid?
    • Orchids enjoy bright but not direct light.
    • Don't overwater! Watering is best done from above using either a watering can or hose, or you can soak the pot in water for a minute or so.
    • Ensure the plant has good drainage.
    • Pruning - when flowers finish, cut the stem approximately 3cm from base & a new stem will shoot in the following season.
    • Feeding - use commercial orchid fertiliser, as directed.

Place your order either online on our flower shop website or by calling us during our shop hours and have your flower order in anytime by or before 4pm daily Monday to Friday. For same day Saturday flower delivery in Wellington, please place your order by or before 11am. We only have one courier service on Saturday, so please be mindful when placing your order for Saturday flower delivery. Should you wish for a certain time frame delivery please call us or email us for this service. 

Flowers will never require a signature and will be left in a sheltered area away from sun and rain should the recipient not be home when delivery is made. If courier has to leave them at a particular place of the property, the receiver will receive a card in either the letter box or on the door where its obvious for the person to see it. The flowers will not be returned. It is up to you to make sure that someone is home or at work or a delivery place where it is safe to leave for the receipient to receive the flowers.

We guarantee to deliver your flowers on the day that the flower order says at the cart page before you enter delivery address.

It is very uncommon but there can be a one to two day delay when delivering to a rural delivery address, please make sure to order at lease a working day before delivery. 

Wellington city and local suburbs: $15.00

Porirua city and local suburbs: $20.00

Lower Hutt city and local suburbs: $20.00

Upper Hutt city and local suburbs: $25.00

Rural delivery fee: Price on application

Unfortunately we do not currently offer the email service to areas outside of these towns while we find a solution to this. If you placed your flower order online, and you receive a notification that its on its way give at least 4 hours after receiving the notification before checking in with us if you haven't heard from the recipient. 

If you are sending flowers to a hotel, work place with delivery courier areas, we do not have control of how long it takes for the destination reception to the recipient. Please also ensure you attach recipients mobile or contact phone number especially for apartments or hard to get to delivery points. 

We are more than happy to track and trace an item at any stage so you can be sure your flowers have been delivered. Please just callor email us to do this.

The best thing to do is simply Google the name of the business in a new tab on your browser. This will almost always give you the address of the business. 

If you have any issues please just contact us and we will be able to help you find the correct address.

Flower Shop Florist Wellington has perfected the art of sending flowers throughout the Wellington city region.

All flowers that leave flower shop florist are always in a water source bag so the flowers are hydrated during transit. 

We have custom made flower shop boxes for glass vases or with a bag of water with matching colour paper or we beautifully roll wrap them in craft paper with a bag of minimal water so that the recipient simply pulls this off and place's the flowers in their own vase.

If the order is for delivery in Wellington then there is a chance we can still deliver. Please just pick up the phone and give us a call now during our florist shop hours.

Yes! Flower orders can be picked up from our Wellington Flower Shop. The address is 7 Coutts st, Kilbirnie, Wellington city, New Zealand. 
Feel free to call us before hand and we will have your flowers ready to pick up at the time you would like to collect.

Our same day flower delivery service includes but is not limited to the following major towns of Wellington, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Porirua city and local suburbs.

We don't deliver flowers out of Wellington city region as they do not travel well. However we can deliver other items such as bulk glass vases, and accessories. Please email us if you wish to ask us!