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Wax Flowers 101

written by Thalia Basulto June 19, 2017
FiftyFlowers- Wax Flowers Feature

Did you know Wax Flowers contain oil glands? These flowers often give off an enjoyable aroma when crushed. Cool, huh?! Wax flowers have needle-like foliage, which are very similar to tea tree. They have a bell-shaped bloom and multiple blooms per stem, which makes them the perfect filler flower. Wax Flower is not only beautiful but they’re also long-lasting and easy to care for. Check out our in-house video to learn more about our Wax Flowers…



To see which varieties are available during your event month, click here or check out the image below!

To care for your Wax Flowers, just follow these care instructions! As mentioned in the video, wax flowers will shed a lot, even with normal handling. This is normal and you shouldn’t be concerned, but you may want to put some newspaper down or work over an area that is easy to clean up.

  1. Open your box of flowers and inspect. If upon first inspection, you foresee a problem with your flowers, call us immediately at 1-877-507-6737. However, it is absolutely NORMAL for your flowers to appear sleepy and thirsty after their journey.
  2. Ensure that your flower buckets are clean and disinfected.
  3. Fill the buckets with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water. If you have flower food follow the instructions on the packet to prepare your water.
  4. Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps.
  5. Remove any plastic or paper packaging from each bunch of flowers.
  6. Cut stems diagonally under running water with sharp scissors, shears or a knife about 1-2 inches from the bottom of the stem. (Because these stems are woody they may be hard to cut, sharp gardening shears are probably your best bet!)
  7. Remove any foliage that may fall below the water line. Foliage in the water will cause bacteria to form faster and will affect the life of your flowers.
  8. Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared buckets.
  9. Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Flowers may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate.
  10. Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
  11. Change water every 24 hours to keep flowers fresh. Assure that your flowers have sufficient water. The flowers will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.

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