Phalaenopsis Orchids | Flower Care

Once you receive your phalaenopsis orchids, they may arrive looking thirsty or tired. This is completely normal. Did you know flowers experience jet lag too?

Just follow these simple steps, and your phalaenopsis orchids will perk up in no time.

From the Box:

    1. Open box and remove top layer of cotton.

    2. Cut the tape before removing any stems.

      3. Gently remove phalaenopsis orchid stem.

        4. Repeat steps 1-3 until all phalaenopsis orchid stems have been carefully removed.

          5. Do not remove the water tubes until you're ready to make arrangements.

          Phalaenopsis Orchid water tube

            Ready for Use:

              1. Fill a container with fresh, cool water to the desired level. 

                2. Cut stems, diagonally approximately one inch from bottom under running water with sharp scissors or knife. 

                  3. Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared container. 

                    4. Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat. 

                      5. Blooms toward the bottom of the stem are older than blooms near the top of the stem. It is normal for the bottom blooms to die sooner. Simply remove any dying blooms daily.

                        6. Every 24 hours, re-cut the stems repeating the steps above to maximize the life and beauty of your flowers.

                        Please note: Orchids are shipped in full bloom. Therefore, it's not necessary to receive the flowers many days in advance for blooming purposes. Until they're ready to be designed, Phalaenopsis Orchids may be left standing upright with the stems left inside the water tubes.

                        Phalaenopsis Orchids do not like refrigeration as it may damage them. The recommended temperature for your orchids is 65°F or 18°C. Anything cooler than this may damage the flowers.