1. Unwrap your bunch of Lilies
2. With professional Rose strippers or a pair of sharp secateurs, strip/cut of leaf stems to the height of the water level in your vase. (When placing a bunch of Lilies in a vase filled with water, always ensure there is no leaf under water – as this can encourage disease and contaminate your vase water)
3. Choose a vase that will display your Lilies and ensure it is well cleaned.
4. Fill the vase with cold room temperature water – approximately two thirds full.
5. Where possible always include a cut flower food solution to your water and stir through well.
6. Now you are ready to place your Lilies into the vase, just before you do this, cut on a 45 degree angle, with sharp secateurs, approximately 2cm off the bottom of each stem and then place them into your vase.
Steps 1-6 are a great guide to ensure you lillies are correctly prepared for display in your vase, they key to a longer case life also depends on where you place your vase of flowers.
* Never place your vase of flowers directly in front of a heater or air conditioner.
* Never place your vase in direct sunlight.
* Ensure all Lily stamens are removed, if not they may drop and stain carpet, clothes or table cloths.
*Change your vase water every 2 -3 days and re-cut your stems before placing them back in the vase.
*Re-cutting is very important to ensure the stem takes up water, therefore ensuring the stem is constantly hydrated to maximise blooming and development of your flower bud.