Sam's Club > Flower Care > Carnations

Appearance upon arrival

Before arrival:
•  Start with a clean sanitized vase or display bucket.
•  Add the correct amount of flower food with warm tap water.

Upon arrival:
•  Unpack flowers immediately.
•  Remove all leaves that fall below water line to maintain cleanliness of the water.
•  Make a “clean” cut about ½ inches off the end of each stem with cleaned and sanitized clippers or knife under water. (NEVER use scissors!)
•  Place stems in vase or bucket immediately after cut to ensure proper hydration.
•  Keep flowers at room temperature for 2 hours to “hydrate” (drink) before placing in a cooler, if possible.

Maintaining the flower:
•  Place flowers in a cool location out of sunlight and away from heat sources. (Optimally, flowers do best when stored in 34° F - 38° F.)
•  Check water levels often and add water as needed.
•  Do not keep flowers close to fruits and vegetables.
•  Clean the vase, change the water and re-cut the stems every 3 days.