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When gifting a beautiful bouquet to a loved one, you may be worried about figuring out how to preserve fresh flowers. Or want to transform your bouquet to a vase arrangement? You have come to the right place. Here we share some tips on caring for your flower so it can keep looking as BYDEAUly as possible.
STEP 1. UNWRAP + SNIP
When you received your flowers, unwrap them from our gorgeous packaging. Cut the stems at a 45° angle and remove any leaves that would otherwise sit in the water.
These leaves will decompose the fastest and shorten the life of your beautiful blooms!
If your blooms arrived in a vase already, proceed to #2.
STEP 2. FEED YOUR BLOOMS
Find a clean vase, but make sure there is no leftover soapy residue.
Fill with clean water and mix in the flower food (the little packet) that comes with the arrangement.
You will want to change the water every 2 days as this will help to keep your blooms looking gorgeous.
STEP 3. SMILE + ENJOY
Keep your blooms in a cool area away from direct sunlight.
If they are looking a little hurt from the night before (it's been known to happen), mist them with some fresh water in a spray bottle. That'll perk them right up.
Now all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.
STEP 4. SPREAD THE LOVE
Let the world know how loved you are.
Take a photo of your blooms and make sure to tag us #GIVEBETTER + @givebydeau on your social media.
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Just Because Flowers and Gifts
Succulents are known for being the low-maintenance houseplants. They can definitely stand some alone time but they still require some caring and watering at times. Let's talk about some basic succulent care so your little plants stay eye-catching.
1. gentle sunlight
Keep your succulents under sunlight for 6-8 hours a day. Early morning and late afternoon often are the best time to let them sunbath.
Do move them in and out of the shade to suit each plant's needs.
2. watering - less is more...
Check the soil of your succulent every week or week and a half. When they are completely dry, just water appropriately without drowning it.
Do not water them excessively even the soil looks dry, the leaves actually store lots of water!
If the soil are never drying, you may have placed it in too-shaded area. Try putting it under direct sunlight.
3. watch out for...
Some succulents tend to bend towards brighter spots if they do not receive enough sunlight
- Colour Cues:
Light coloured, solid green, or variegated succulents tend to love direct sunlight; Red, grey, and blue varieties and ones that have lots of spines can usually tolerate a lot of sunlight.
Plants are getting more and more popular in the office and inner space, not only will you feel more relaxed looking at them, you sure will feel more comfortable with less air pollutants and toxins in the air. So here are what we suggest to keep them refreshed and thriving.
1. Potted Plants
Our plants already come in stylish pots, but in case you want to repot them, or move them into a larger one after they have grown, here's how.
STEP 1: Water Your Houseplant makes it easier to remove from the current pot, slightly tilt the pot, grab the main stem, and pull gently upwards
STEPS 2: Transferring to Your New Pot. Cut off any dead roots if necessary.
STEP 3: Add Soil to The New Pot. Add just enough soil in the new pot.
STEP 4: Position Your Plant in the Pot. Place your plant in the centre and make sure it sits straight.
STEP 5: Fill the Rest of Your Pot until the soil is level enough and your plant is sitting comfortably inside. Press the soil down gently as you are adding more.
Different plants have different watering needs. But it is best to water them during morning to prevent them from going moldy.
Use lukewarm water even during hot days as it resembles a humid temperature. Plants love humidity!
Make sure the pot of your plants have holes for excess water drainage.
Again, different plants have different needs for sunlight, direct sun, part sun, part shade, shade...
Plants are able to adapt to several light levels. The adaptation is related in many ways to the intensity of the sunlight.
Morning sun is cooler and less intense, so it is the best time to sunbath your plant.
We're not trying to be so high maintenance, but if you follow our recommendations closely your bouquet will stay beautiful for a few more extra days!