Maintenance Manual

Fresh Bouquets

Care: Once arrangement has made it to its desired location give the stems a new cut using a sharp knife or spring loaded shear at an angle. 
Tip: Standard scissors can crush the stem causing damage and the flower/greens are then not able to absorb the water. 
Light: Place fresh cut flowers in bright indirect sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight and extreme heat or cold.
Water: Change water every 2-3 days and maintain a room temperature to improve the longevity of your flower. 
Tip: Cut flower stems back an inch before each water change.


Floral Wreaths

Care: Floral wreaths should be displayed the day of pick up or delivery and kept away from direct heat source. 
Light: Place floral wreath in indirect sunlight and store in a plastic bag in a cool location when not being displayed. 
Water:  A wreath displayed outside in a cool climate may not require supplemental water. A wreath outdoors in warmer climate or indoors will require frequent misting and regular refills if vials are present. For additional watering lay the wreath in a couple inches of water from the back of the wreath where the stems are. 


Paper Flowers

Care: If the existing height is to be revised cut stem with wire cutters and dip end of stem into hot wax to prevent paper from unraveling. 
Light: Place paper flowers out of direct sunlight as the UV can change the colour and damage
the components. 
Water: Keep paper flowers away from moisture as damage may occur. 


Open Container Cacti & Succulents
Desert Terrarium/ Woodland Terrarium

Light: Place terrarium in bright indirect sunlight. Do not put terrarium in direct sunshine as too much sunlight will burn the plants.
Water: Spray plants with a light/medium mist every week and allow for soil to dry moderately. When temperatures rise or the air becomes drier increase the water amountaccordingly. When temperatures decline or the air becomes more humid decrease watering accordingly. 
Tips: The soil should be permitted to dry between waterings and no water should be sitting at the bottom of the vessel. If leaves begin to shrivel additional watering may be required. If leaves start to go yellow or start dropping the terrarium is receiving too much water. 
Pruning: Remove fallen leaves from terrariumand damaged leaves from plants to discourage rot. 
Air Flow: Keep terrarium(s) away from heating or air conditioning vents to maintain a steady humidity level and temperature. If temperature outdoors are around 18-24° Celsius / 65-75° Fahrenheit open up a window to get fresh air movement. 


Marimo Moss Ball “seaweed ball”

Marimo Moss Balls are a form of spherical algae and are found in fresh water lakes in Japan, Estonia, Iceland, Scotland and Australia.
Light: Place in low to medium indirect sunlight. The Marimo Moss Balls can adapt to normal household light. If your space has no natural daylighting, keep marimo close to a fluorescent light source. 
Water:  Change the water every two weeks by using regular tap water. 
Tips:  If the Marimo Moss Ball(s) start to turn brown move them to a cooler space. 
Air bubbles may cause the Marimo Moss Ball(s) to float. If this occurs run the Marimo Moss Ball(s) under the water tape and gently squeeze the air out. 


Air Plants

Air plants are a part of the bromeliad family that tend to live on the branches of trees in Central and South Americas and southern North America. 
Light: Place air plant(s) in bright indirect sunlight. 
Water: Generally wet your air plants 2-3 times a week by dipping them into a glass of water.
Tips: After watering the air plant turn upside down and gently shake off the excess water. Light and air circulation levels should be such that the plant(s) should dry within 4 hours after watering. Do not place air plants in soil or other substrate that remain moist.