How to grow and care for white wax flower
When you get your wax flower, it is important that you put your flower into water as soon as possible. Open your box and remove any protective packaging, such as foam or paper.
Collect buckets or containers to hold your flowers. Make sure your buckets or containers are very clean. We recommend rinsing them with warm water.
Fill the container with at least 4 inches of fresh, cold water. If you have flower food, add it to the water according to the package instructions.
Cut off any straps and remove the flowers from the box. Remove any rubber bands or plastic sleeves holding the bouquet in place.
Remove any leaves that will fall below the water line. Leaves that fall below the water line can lead to the formation of bacteria and shorten the life of the flowers.
Using sharp floral shears or scissors, cut the flower stems diagonally under running cool water. Cut about an inch off each stem.
Immediately after cutting the stems, place the flowers in the prepared water.
Make sure there is enough room in each bucket to store the number of stems. Do not overcrowd your containers. Overcrowding may damage the stems and flowers and interfere with the flowering process.
Allow at least 4 hours for the flowers to hydrate; wax flowers may take up to 12 hours to hydrate properly. Check the water level regularly. White wax flower drink a lot of water when they first arrive and may need to be rehydrated.
Store flowers away from direct sunlight, ventilation or extreme temperatures. Flowers should be stored in a cool, dry place until ready to use.
Change the water every 24 hours to keep the flowers fresh.