Thought you’d all want to see a hot press release circulating throughout North America.

NEW YORK, NY – Want to know how to keep the thrill of receiving that beautiful bouquet last? Whether its exquisite roses, perky daisies, or lovely lilies, by following a few simple steps you can extend the life of that lush arrangement and ensure that flowers remain fresh, fragrant and vibrant for days longer.

As the holiday season approaches and more people join in the festive spirit by giving the gift of flowers, expert floral specialists at Flora2000, share some easy tips for caring for a bouquet. “Regardless of size or type of flower, quality floral arrangements can last up to a week. Caring for flowers does not require a green thumb and with minimal attention, anyone can enjoy the lasting pleasures of their thoughtful floral gift,” said Rehan yar Khan, Founder of Flora2000, the leading online floral delivery specialists for overseas deliveries.

Khan offers the following tips for getting the most out a fresh flower bouquet:

  • Using a sharp knife, cut flower stems at an angle about 1 to 1.5 inches from the bottom under lukewarm water to prevent air bubbles from forming.
  • Remove any leaves that fall below the level of the water, as foliage promotes bacteria and causes flowers to wilt or never open.
  • Always place flowers in a clean vase with lukewarm water. Avoid metal containers which can neutralize the effects of flower food.
  • Add flower food to the water.
  • Keep your fresh flowers away from any ripening fruit or vegetables, or dying flowers. These items give off ethylene gas which can damage fresh flowers.
  • Keep flowers away from any draughts, direct heat or sunlight.
  • Throughout the week, continuously remove any flowers or leaves that are wilting.

No flower food? Flora2000 also suggests many home remedies that can be used as alternatives.

  • Citric acid, such as a few drops of lime juice, acts as an acidifier.
  • Add 3 drops of bleach each time the water is changed to prevent bacteria growth.
  • Add ¼ cup of clear carbonated beverage to one vase of water.
  • Add one capful of hydrogen peroxide every time the water is changed.
  • Use one part lemon lime soda to 3 parts of water.
  • Use two tablespoons lemon juice, one tablespoon sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon bleach in one vase of water.

For more useful floral tips or to view a full selection of fresh, premium floral arrangements, which can be delivered anywhere in the world, visit

About Allan Fliss

I am Allan Fliss, a partner in the marketing communications firm of Richartz Fliss Clark & Pope (RFC&P). Recently, we have been asked to represent Flora2000 within the US. Since taking on the assingment, I have forgotten everything I thought I knew about flowers and been reeducated!
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  1. sylvie belveze says:

    I thank you very much for having delivered flowers to Karen Sparadling even though you haven’t be able to do it on July 5 th She has been very happy with the flower Christmas centerpiece she received on mid December. It had been become a very complicated story but you succeeded in this situation Thank you and merry Christmas
    Sylvie BELVEZE

  2. Renee Calvaruso says:

    I have sent flowers to my Canadian friends 3 times through you. Two of them have called me to let me know how beautiful the flowers were. Thanks for your quick service

  3. Theresa Williams says:

    I have a question first. When or will you begin delivering more prearranged flowers? I think may people shy away from ordering the flowers that come “wrapped in a decorative sleeve” especially when at work and they would have to cut the stems, arrange the flowers in the vase, put water in the vase, etc, etc.. When I receive flowers, I prefer that they come already arranged in the vase and in water. I don’t want to have to go through the trouble of arranging them myself. What are your thoughts on this. Had Flora2000 had any prior concerns addressed to them about this?

  4. Hi Theresa,
    we have always offered pre arranged flowers in our catalog, in every country we service. The user may have chosen to send you self arranged flowers, which we also offer.

    Hope you enjoyed them inspite of the extra effort!


  5. Olivia says:

    Keep your fresh flowers away from any ripening fruit or vegetables, or dying flowers. These items give off ethylene gas which can damage fresh flowers.

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