How to Care for Your Freshly Delivered Flowers

How to Care for Your Freshly Delivered Flowers

Fresh flowers can brighten up any room and bring joy to any occasion. Whether you’ve received a beautiful bouquet from Petal Box for your birthday, anniversary, or just because, you’ll want to keep them looking their best for as long as possible. Here are some essential tips for caring for your freshly delivered flowers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.


1. Unpack with Care

When your flowers arrive, handle them gently. Remove any wrapping or packaging, and take a moment to admire the arrangement. This initial care is crucial to ensure the longevity of your blooms.

2. Trim the Stems

Using a sharp pair of scissors or a knife, trim about an inch off the stems at a 45-degree angle. This increases the surface area for water absorption. Repeat this process every few days to keep the stems fresh.

3. Use Clean Vases

Ensure your vase is clean and free of any bacteria that could harm your flowers. Rinse it thoroughly with warm water and a little dish soap before filling it with fresh, room-temperature water.

4. Add Flower Food

Most flower deliveries come with a small packet of flower food. Follow the instructions on the packet and add it to the water. This will provide essential nutrients to your flowers, keeping them vibrant and healthy.

5. Keep Water Fresh

Change the water every two to three days. When doing so, rinse the vase and add fresh water mixed with flower food. This will prevent bacteria from building up and ensure your flowers stay hydrated.

6. Remove Wilted Flowers

As your bouquet ages, some flowers will naturally wilt. Remove these wilted flowers promptly to prevent them from affecting the rest of the arrangement.

7. Avoid Direct Sunlight and Heat

Place your flowers in a cool spot away from direct sunlight, heat sources, and drafts. Extreme temperatures can cause your flowers to wilt prematurely.

8. Mist Regularly

In the dry climates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, your flowers can benefit from a light misting. Use a spray bottle to mist the petals lightly, helping them stay hydrated and fresh.

9. Keep Away from Fruits

Fruits release ethylene gas as they ripen, which can cause flowers to age faster. Keep your bouquet away from fruit bowls to extend their lifespan.

10. Enjoy and Admire

Taking a few moments each day to appreciate your flowers can be a delightful part of your routine. The beauty and fragrance they bring can enhance your mood and brighten your living space.


Caring for your freshly delivered flowers doesn’t have to be complicated. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy the beauty of your Petal Box arrangement for as long as possible. Whether you’re in Abu Dhabi or Dubai, these tips will help you make the most of your floral gift.

For more flower care tips and to explore our stunning range of arrangements, visit Petal Box today. We deliver happiness and beauty right to your doorstep!

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