Bulk Roses are shipped directly from the farm – Ecuadorian high quality rose farms -, without water tubes. Before shipping your flowers, we prepare them for the trip with proper hydration methods. It is absolutely NORMAL that your flowers appear sleepy and thirsty after the flight. Just follow these simple steps and the flowers will bloom delightfully.

  1. Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps. Remove any excess packaging, including plastic wrapping, to prevent condensation that could cause rotting. Do not remove the cardboard sleeve or the rubber bands that are holding the flowers together.
  2. Fill containers with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water.
  3. Add floral food, which will be included with each bulk, to prevent bacteria from forming in the water and to provide nutrients to the Roses.
  4. Remove any leaves that fall below the waterline. Not complying may cause bacteria to form and shorten the Roses’ life.
  5. Cut the stems diagonally under running water approximately one inch from each stem’s bottom edge.
  6. Immediately after the cut, place the stems in the prepared water.
  7. For proper hydration, place flowers in water for at least 4 hours. It may take up to 12 hours for roses to completely hydrate. Leave the packaging around the blooms for a minimum of 4 hours.
  8. Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, or excessive heat.
  9. To keep the Roses fresh, change the water every 24 to 48 hours or when the water becomes cloudy. Assure that your flowers have sufficient water; they will drink a large amount of water upon arrival.

We ship our Roses with guard petals in order to protect the blooms during shipping. Upon removal of the protective packaging, take out any brown or discolored guard petals. It is not uncommon to remove an average of 4 to 8 petals per bloom.

Remember that exposing roses to warmer environments – outdoors or a hot room – will help the flower bloom; storing them in a cooler environment will slow down the opening process.