Posies and Bouquets
- Fill a clean vase with lukewarm water (about 1/3 full).
- Cut 1-2cm off the stems at a sharp angle. This helps the flowers drink more easily.
- Remove any excess leaves that will fall below the water line.
- Put flowers in water and re-arrange if necessary.
- Place flowers in a cool location, away from direct sunlight, heating, draughts and ripening fruit.
- Repeat steps 1-2 every second day and remove any tired petals or leaves.
- No need to arrange. Simply place in a cool location away from direct sunlight, heating, draughts and ripening fruit.
- Pour ½ a cup of water into the vessel daily and remove any tired petals or leaves.
Succulents like plenty of indirect light. Never put in direct sunshine or outside. They do well on a window that gets only indirect light all day. Too much direct sunlight will burn the plants as the terrarium can get very warm.
Succulent terrariums do require watering. You can spray with a light mist every week. Let soil dry-out between watering. Slightly increase watering amount when weather becomes hotter or drier and slightly decrease when cooler. If you notice the leaves shrivelling, it may require more water.
Succulents require little maintenance. To discourage rot, its best to remove fallen leaves from the terrarium. It is also good to allow the terrarium to receive fresh air from open window when possible.
These plants require bright, but indirect light. Never put in direct sunlight or outside. The glass will cook the plants.
Open Terrariums – pour water directly into soil to make the soil very moist (around half a cup) typically once every 7-14 days depending on season and climate (more in hot or dry weather, less in cold).
Keep soil moist between watering but not soaking wet. Don’t let open terrariums dry out completely. Check for water in rocks bottom of terrarium, 1cm is adequate.
Sealed Terrariums – require little watering, check the soil is moist. When in doubt, it is always better to withhold water then to give too much. Sealed terrariums will fog up. If you are going away for extended time you can keep the lid on it and this will keep it moist.
Many plants in a terrarium will gradually outgrow their limited space. A little trimming often promotes side shoots that fill out plants. Be sure to remove all dead vegetation from the terrarium. You should also trim tips if they start to touch the glass. Remove any plants that begin to rot. Rot is often associated with too much moisture. Terrarium may need re-potting when root bound.
Periodically, the glass will need to be cleaned with a damp cloth to remove build up on glass.
In the unlikely event, the flowers or plant perish within 48 hours of the delivery we will replace the flowers or plant with no additional cost to you, provided that you:
- have followed the care instructions
- notify us as soon as possible within the 48-hour period to report the issue
- email or message through digital photographs of flower or plant to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0431 601 007
If you are dissatisfied with any of the products or services provided by Thistle Flower Studio we would really like to know about it. You can send your feedback, comments and questions to email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.