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How do I hydrate my tulips?

 

How to Arrange Flowers_Tulips - From Flowerbud.comThe Flower Stand- By J Schwanke

Question: Good Morning J
I enjoy all your tips if the day and your videos.I am new to the floral industry and would like to know the best way to hydrate tulips? My last experience left me with the rigid stems… in all curvy directions and going every direction!

Answer: Here’s a few tips…for hydrating your tulips…

ALWAYS- NO Excuses…  Hydrate your tulips with the wrapper on… and still in their bundle…
If you are picking them outside… or from the garden… bring them in… and roll them up in a piece of newspaper…
and then cut and hydrate…

See the photo above- it’s from one of our videos- that shows EXACTLY how to hydrate tulips… here’s a link
to that show…  https://ubloom.com/blog/2016/03/20/arrange-flowers-tulips-flowerbud-com/

All Flowers… like SLOW Cold Hydration… and if you don’t have a cooler that is a challenge…

Always process your flowers in COLD Water… and for Tulips… I use Chrysal Bulb Food…
it’s better for the tulips as they need more nutrients that are provided in the Bulb Food (also good for
Iris, Daffodils, Hyacinth, Alstroemeria, – Lilies… anything that comes from a bulb)

To buy Chrysal bulb food… visit the uBloom store- www.uBloom.com/BuyChrysal

You can cool the water in the refrigerator and then place the tulips into the cold water…
or add ice to cool it down… but be sure NOT TO DILUTE The Flower Nutrient with ICE…
meaning… measure your water with the ice added… then add your nutrient… to the directions
on the package…

Another Valuable Resource is my FLOWER CARE CARD 101- Buy it here!

DO NOT use warm water to hydrate… this can cause the tulip stems to bend and slag as well…

it’s best to Place them in the Cold Water… Wrapped in their package… keep them as COOL and DARK
as possible… room temp is important too…  Putting them in the Refrigerator to hydrate is also a good idea..
COLD, DARK and overnight Hydration… (this is SLOW COLD HYDRATION)…

Then once hydrated and firm… you can bring them out and take off the wrapper… they will still
move – grow toward the light source.. in your arrangement … it’s something they do…
they are naturally phototrophic… so they will open close and grow toward the light…

Hopefully this gives you plenty of helpful information about Tulip Hydration …

J