Sam's Club > Flower Care > Gerbera
Before arrival:
•  Start with a clean sanitized vase or display bucket.
•  Add the correct amount of flower food with cool tap water.

Upon arrival:
•  Unpack flowers immediately.
•  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.

•  Remove the protective netting by starting at the base of the bloom and roll the netting upwards. This will minimize breakage.

Correct way to remove netting

Incorrect way to remove netting

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.

Appearance upon arrival

Appearance upon arrival once netting is removed