In case you haven’t already heard, Luz Flora has recently introduced some gorgeous and unique spray or cluster roses to our selection. These spray roses, as the name suggests, are known for their unique formation of clusters or sprays of petite roses on each truss, giving them their unique appearance. They also have the most beautiful natural hybrid coloring which is due to them being grown on the slopes of the Andes mountains in Ecuador.
In this post, let’s have a look at some tips on how you can take care of your spray roses so that they stay in tip-top shape for as long as possible:
Cut those stems:
Firstly, it is important to cut the stems of your spray roses slightly shorter than a classic long-stemmed rose. The reason for this, is that the pores of these plants need to open and the longer the stem, the harder it is for this to happen. By cutting the stems short, you are allowing water to reach the buds quicker so that your roses bloom and stay alive.
Just like us humans, roses need their nutrients to stay alive, which is why we include flower food with all our floral bouquets. Remember to use the flower food provided and let those stems hydrate and feed as much as they can!
Keep in a cool place:
Just like with most flowers, you need to keep your spray roses in a cool area, away from direct sunlight. Remember, spray roses are fairly sensitive as they contain delicate buds which may be sensitive to weather conditions.
All in all, spray roses need a lot of care, as each truss contains multiple petite roses so a lot more energy is needed to keep them alive. Longevity varies, but the more you take care of these roses, the longer they will last.
if you run out of floral food, here's our special favorite - easy to make and will keep your blooms fresher for longer.
Luz Flora Flower Food Recipe
- 1 Teaspoon of sugar (to energize your flowers)
- 1/2 Teaspoon vinegar (to shock your flowers back to life)
- 1/4 Teaspoon of bleach (to kill and clean any bacteria)
- 1 to 2 liters of water
Mix the above together and add the necessary amount to your flowers for a longer life