Cut Orchids

GENERAL

Orchids of every variety thrive in Hawai`i's warm tropical coast and mountain forests. Their alluring beauty makes them the most coveted flowers in the world.
Through research and innovation, orchid cultivation in Hawai`i has reached a level of excellence that sets the standard for the world.
To the florist, the Hawai`i's orchids symbolizes much more. Not just ease of use and length of vase life, but versatility as well. The cascading sprays and delicate beauty of these, the quintessential flower of the tropics, enhance occasions from the everyday to the extravagant.

CHARACTERISTICS

Hawaii growers offer a large selection of colorful and distinctive cut orchids that includes long full sprays of dendrobiums, elegant phalaenopsis and scented oncidiums. Stylish potted orchids make unique gifts that have incredible long lasting blossoms. Hawai`i grown orchids are available throughout the year.

CARE - CUT ORCHIDS

  • To retain the dendrobiumĀ¹s radiance for up to two weeks, follow these healthful hints.
  • Unpack the flowers immediately.
  • Trim up to 1/2 inch off the stems.
  • Place the flowers in clean cool water for 5-10 minutes. If you have received dendrobiums and they are wilted upon unpacking, simply submerge whole sprays for 10 to 15 minutes in cool tap water.
  • Trim stems and change water 2 times a week.
  • Keep flowers away from heat and temperatures below 45 degrees F.
  • Dendrobium orchids are slightly sensitive to ethylene. To avoid ethylene buildup, you'll want to ensure adequate ventilation and sanitary conditions. What are the ideal storage conditions for dendrobium orchids? These tropical treasures will stay their loveliest when held in water and at 50 to 55 degrees F. Holding dendrobiums for more than a week at temperatures below 45 degrees can cause blooms to discolor or drop.

TELL YOUR CUSTOMERS TO...

  • Recut stems once or twice per week.
  • Use clean water with or without a floral preservative.
  • Keep flowers away from heat sources.
  • Avoid temperatures below 45 degrees F.