Name: Bird of Paradise Flower
Availability: Throughout the year
Vase Life: Dependent upon care and handling. If properly cared for, birds of paradise can be used for at least 1 week following delivery.
Packing: Our Bird of Paradise Flower is usually packed in 5 stem bunches.
Length / Height: Each stem generally reaches heights of 36 inches and bears 1 flower that gradually opens to reveal brightly colored petals in orange, blue purple shades, making this tropical flower a perfect candidate for tall centerpieces.
*If a chosen color and/or variety is unavailable at the time of shipping, Whole Blossoms will match the color and/or variety as closely as possible. Farm growing conditions, weather conditions, market demand, and other general forces may result in the unavailability of the flowers shown without notice.
*While online photos shown are representations of flowers available for sale, actual colors and specifications delivered may vary somewhat since flowers are a product of Mother Nature, different browser types affect the outcome of displayed photos, and computer monitors may show differences in detail, definition, contrast, brightness, and color.
Your Bird of Paradise Flower just arrived! Now they need to be hydrated and processed. Carefully unpack your Birds of Paradise. All wholesale flowers look dry upon arrival and will need to be hydrated. It is important to give your fresh cut flowers a couple of hours to hydrate and replenish. Depending on the variety purchased, some wholesale flowers may need 24 to 36 hours to hydrate and perk up.
CARE AND HANDLING FOR BIRDS OF PARADISE
Place your birds of paradise in clean, fresh, filtered water. Carefully remove leaves, or foliage that fall under the water level (without tearing the stem skin) to avoid the build-up of bacteria. Cut one inch off the end of the stem in a 45-degree angle (with a sharp knife NOT scissors) to allow water to be better absorbed through the stems. After cutting the stem at an angle, quickly place your fresh flowers in water since it only takes a minute for the stem to dry and seal up.
- In order to help Bird of Paradise Flowers open properly, use your hands to carefully penetrate the covering and gently take out one of the blooms so your flowers can continue to open. Keep your tropical flowers in a shaded, cool, relatively humid area (not cooler than 60F). Avoid placing your bird of paradise flowers near hot surfaces or environments. Bird of Paradise flowers must be in water at all times until they are ready to be used.
- When storing your birds of paradise, do not move them from hot to cold or cold to hot temperatures to avoid that they get hypothermia. Drastic changes in temperature can burn your tropical flower.
- Do not keep your bird of paradise flowers in the refrigerator overnight since many fruit and vegetable gases can damage your fresh flowers.