Unique gifts for friends and family

A unique gift for friends and family. Finding the perfect gift for a fellow colleague, a friend or a family member can be difficult year on year – why not take a look at the following, beautifully striking flowers that will make them smile!

Orchid

The classic orchid is certainly an opulent, elegant type of flower. It gives an interior a stylish update in an instant, with little effort for a spectacular look!

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There are more than 25,000 species, from dendrobium, phalaenopsis to Vanda; these are originally imported from hotter climates, but nowadays they are grown in carefully regulated greenhouse conditions in Holland. The orchid fits every style, it comes in a variety of gorgeous colours, from candy pink, opulent purple to zen white.

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The most highly coveted of ornamental plants, the delicate, exotic and graceful orchid represents love, luxury, beauty and strength. When you give it as a gift, be like the Brazilians and give a kiss for every flower.

Top tips on caring for your orchids:

To get the best from your wholesale cut orchids please read the care instructions below carefully:

  • Most orchids arrive with water bottles attached to the stems. Please note this is for transport purposes only.
  • Remove the water bottles.
  • Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
  • Place the orchids in the buckets.
  • Leave over night to condition before using.
  • Orchids are tropical flowers, so they must be kept warm. A centrally heated house is perfect.

Strelitzia

The Strelitzia, otherwise known as ‘bird of paradise’ is a certainly striking flower to give as a gift! The flower works beautifully in a bouquet, as well as a vase in your home! It is originally native to South Africa where it grows wild. Strelizia is pollinated by sun birds. There is a hard, beak shaped sheath form which the flower emerges called the ‘spathe’ – it is placed at right angles to the stem. The flowers emerge from the spathe one at a time and consist of three orange or yellow petals, (depending on variety), and three blue petals.

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The bird of paradise is known for its different symbolism. It is seen as the ultimate symbol of paradise, freedom and joy due to it’s tropical nature.

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Top tips on caring for your strelitzia:

To get the best from your wholesale cut strelizia lease read the care instructions below carefully:

  • Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
  • Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
  • Place the strelizia the buckets.
  • Leave over night to condition before using.

Lucky Bamboo

The Lucky Bamboo, a great gift with a symbolic meaning. Here are some of the meanings associated with different lucky bamboo arrangements: Two stalks represent love. Three stalks represent Fu (happiness), Lu (wealth), and Soh (long life). Five stalks represent the areas of life that represent wealth (e.g., spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and intuitive).

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Ideal for a home interior to create contemporary and minimalist floral displays.

Air Plants

Air plants, commonly known as Tillandsia are the perfect gift for friends and family. They are exotic, colourful, require NO dirt, NO heavy containers OR a large space to develop and grow! They are a genus from the bromeliad family, that may finally be making a breakthrough with plant lovers. Due to their versatility when it comes to design and display, these little tilly’s are very popular!

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Top tips on caring for your air plants: 

To get the best from your wholesale cut air plants, please read the care instructions below carefully:

  • Water the air plants by either misting a few times a week (more in the summer or in dry weather) or soak them in water for a few hours once a week to allow them to soak up all the nutrients they need (just be sure to let them drain fully as any excess water could cause them to rot!).
  • If the plant is not getting enough water, it will be sure to let you know, the ends of the leaves begin to curl more than usual or even turn brown.
  • Leave in a open, bright position with good air circulation
  • Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light or direct heat sources such as fire and radiators to avoid drying the plants. Do not allow temperature to drop below 10ºC.  Keep the air plants out of the way of children

 

 

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