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Unlock the Secrets to Flourishing Flowers and Lush Plants: Expert Care Tips from Bathurst Flower Farm Florist

Updated: May 14

At Bathurst Flower Farm Florist, we believe that the beauty of flowers and plants should be enjoyed for as long as possible. That's why we're sharing our expert care tips to help you keep your floral arrangements plants looking fresh and vibrant. Whether you've received a stunning bouquet or a charming succulent arrangement we’ve got the tips for you!

Beautiful Bouquets:

Bouquets are amazing gifts that are delightful expressions of joy and appreciation! So, to ensure your bouquet remains a source of happiness for as long as possible, follow these simple steps.

Trim and Refresh: Start by trimming 1 cm off the stems at an angle and changing the water daily. This simple act helps prevent bacterial growth and keeps your flowers looking fresh.

Find the Perfect Spot: Place your bouquet in a cool room away from direct sunlight. This helps prolong the lifespan of the flowers and ensures they stay vibrant for longer.

Nourish and Protect: For an extra boost, add a couple of drops of bleach to the water to reduce bacteria, and a teaspoon of sugar to feed the flowers. These small additions can make a big difference in prolonging the beauty of your bouquet.

Splendorous Succulent Bouquets:

Our succulent bouquets offer a unique and long-lasting option for those wanting to continue enjoying their gift long after the flowers have faded. Here's how to care for them.

Follow Bouquet Instructions: Adhere to the above care instructions provided for our seasonal bouquets. This ensures your bouquet lasts as long as possible before you have to remove the succulents.

Replant and Water: After the flowers have faded, remove the succulents from the arrangement and plant them in soft soil in the garden or a pot in a semi-shaded position. Remember to water them regularly as this will help them thrive, even without roots! 

Fantastic Floral Arrangements:

If you’ve received a boxed, potted, or vase floral arrangement you’re in luck! Caring for them is a breeze!

Watering Routine: Simply water the arrangement with a jug or watering can, treating it like a potted plant. This ensures the floral foam remains hydrated, keeping your arrangement fresh and beautiful.

Premium Plant Care:

Have you received one of our delightful potted plants but don’t have a natural green thumb? Not to worry, no matter which plant you’ve welcomed into your home, we’ve got some care tips to make caring for your beloved new plant easy!

Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra): Hardy and forgiving, this plant is perfect for those who don’t have much experience in keeping plants alive. It thrives in bright rooms or sheltered outdoor spaces with dappled light.

Jade (Crassula ovata): This classic plant prefers bright indirect light indoors and well-drained soil, so make sure that you allow its soil to drain out between waterings.

Flap Jacks Succulent (Kalanchoe Luciae): This unique succulent is a big fan of the sun so make sure to place it in full sunlight. However, it dislikes the frost as must as it adores the sun, so make sure to keep it protected during those frosting mornings. Also ensure that you keep it hydrated by watering it regularly in well-draining soil. 

Oyster Plant (Rhoeo Tradescantia Spathacea Tricolour): This purple wonder is not a fan of frost, so ensure that it has a cosy place indoors with filtered light where it can be watered regularly. 

Jelly Bean Succulent (Sedum Rubrotinctum): This cute little succulent is a true warrior, it loves the sun, doesn’t need much water, and is easy to grow and can handle anything that nasty frosts can throw at it! Feel free to give it pride of place on your varanda!

Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium): Much like the above plant this lush green vine is easy to grow and very forgiving. This indoor potted plant likes being kept away from frost, bright indirect light, and is content with light watering.

Pink Arrowhead Vine Neon (Pink Syngonium): Like it’s relative above, this vine isn’t the biggest fan of frost, so make sure to keep it protected indoors where it can have access to bright indirect sunlight.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum): This hardy plant loves to spend its time indoors away from frost where it can be watered regularly and clean the air.

Grey Pigs Ear Succulent (Sedum Rubrotinctum): Like all its fellow succulents, this plant wants to be watered regularly in draining potting mix. It also loves to sunbake in full sunlight!

Xanadu (Philodendron): This beautiful, easy to keep plant likes filtered light, moderate watering, well drained soil and being kept away from frost. 

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia): First timers, this is the one for you. This amazing plant filters the air, does well indoors in low light, and is easy to keep.

Parlour Palm (Camaedorea): Much like the ZZ plant, this splendid palm likes to be grown indoors away from frost, filters the air and is a beautiful, easy to keep plant.

Helping You Keep Your Flowers and Plants Blooming! 

At Bathurst Flower Farm Florist, we're here to support you in caring for your floral arrangements and potted plants. However, our recommendations are tailored to the Bathurst New South Wales area so please keep in mind that individual plant care may vary. 

If you have any questions or need further assistance in helping your flowers flourish, don't hesitate to reach out to us, we live and breathe flowers and are more than happy to help!

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