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How to take care of Flower boxes

How to Take Care of Flower Boxes

When it’s time to celebrate a life event or simply to brighten someone’s day, what better way than with a lovely flower box? Not only do they look amazing, but they smell amazing and provide a wide array of colors to elevate your mood, reduce your anxiety, or calm your mood. But how exactly do you care for your flower boxes after they arrive to ensure the flowers last if possible? At Darcey Flowers, we are floral aficionados and are here to help you understand everything you need to know about flower boxes.

What is a Flower Box?

What is a flower box

First things first. What is a flower box? A flower box is a box or basket with gorgeous flower arrangements. Typically, flower boxes have some sort of foam at the base to which the flowers are arranged. This foam is also designed to hold water to keep your flowers hydrated. Low-maintenance, flower boxes are ideal gifts for individuals who do not have a lot of time to dedicate to caring for their flowers. Best of all, flower boxes can include all your favorite blooms to brighten your day and elevate your decor. The possibilities are endless from the lovely delicate Amelia and relaxing Beautiful in White to the vibrant Magical Kiss box Raspberry Burst box.

Tips for Caring for your Flower Boxes


A flower box comes with a foam insert soaked in water. This helps to keep your flowers fresh and hydrated. When the foam starts to become dry, you simply add more water to keep your flowers fresh and hydrated. Keeping the foam moist will keep them fresh for upwards of a week.


Every few days, you should trim the bottom of your flower stems at a 45-degree angle. This allows fresh water to enter the flower to help them last longer. Also, cutting the stem at an angle increases the surface area, which allows more water to enter the flower.


Similar to a flower bouquet, you should keep your flower box away from direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can dry out your flowers. For optimal longevity, you should keep your flowers in a cool place, away from heat and dryness. You should also keep your flowers away from fresh fruit. As fruits emit ethylene gas, which can cause flowers to wilt.

Flower food

Before you water your flower box, you can add flower food to your water to prolong its life. You can purchase flower food from your local florist or make your own by mixing two tablespoons of lemon juice, one tablespoon of sugar, and ½ teaspoon of bleach in the water.

Clean the box

Cleaning a flower box

You should remove any fallen petals or leaves from your flower box, as decomposing materials can cause bacteria to breed in your flower box. This will not only help your flower box look better but will also increase the longevity of your fresh flowers.

Gorgeous floral arrangements in Dubai from Darcey Flowers

If you are looking for gorgeous premium floral arrangements, Darcey Flowers can help. As the leading luxury flower shop in Dubai, we import the highest quality and varieties of unique fresh flowers from all over the world to create innovative arrangements to help you express your feelings of love, joy, passion, condolences, and so much more. From our hand-tied bouquets to our floral box delivery, we have a wide range of luxurious, allergy-friendly flowers for your next special occasion.

Contact a member of our team or browse our online catalog by occasion to learn more.