LOTUS TIP (open box), how to open lotus and make it last longer?
SHORT VERSION SIMPLE AS 1-2-3
- Open box let it breath, carefully removed from box and put in vase with normal clean water
- EVENT USE Open (fold lotus) a day before event use OR SAME DAY of event (it take 20 minutes to fold it). Open all lotus by fold them will last 4-6 days.
- NONE EVENT USE = Enjoy lotus last longer by FOLD (open lotus) 1/3 of lotus at a time and leave some in GREEN (they will last 4 days). They FOLD (open lotus) more by peel off petal every 3-4 days. This will enable you to enjoy 4 stages of LOTUS in your flower arrangement and 6-12 days life span.
example: lotus same box 4 stages (4 life-span)
LONG (FULL) VERSION
- Lotus first open box, you may see flower look tired and that is quite normal because of long journey. Simple remove lotus from box
- Removed "sponge" BOTTOM end of lotus and remove plastic wrapper from lotus flower gently (don't break the stem "flower's neck")
- You can slide off sponge, BUT EASIEST WOULD BE "cut off" sponge from end stem. Lotus come in long stem so you can keep long or cut to short stem as desired.
- Put lotus stem in vase with "ONLY normal water" to hydrate lotus so you can prep them for fold, flower arrangement .
- You can keep lotus in NORMAL room temp 69-72F, or put them in fridge for a 1-2 days, you can do so in fridge 55F cool (orange juice and milk section NOT frozen section).
HOW TO MAKE LOTUS OPEN?
LOTUS FACTS, Do you know?
- TECHNICALLY you can not force open lotus, open lotus you see is actually "FOLD OPEN"
- In Nature, lotus open day time and normally close at night time.
- Lotus flower and lotus leafs is water repellent even it grow in water and so call water-lily, so please DO NOT SOAK or WET lotus head in water (only water in vase hydrate end stem)
- Lotus (fresh cut) open lotus don't like wind ....SO VASE OUTDOOR, blowing fan will make it turn dark fast. (Lotus like wind when it's still as a plant only)
- Lotus OUTSIDE GREEN OR BROWN is NOT DEAD ......... PEEL INSIDE
HOW TO MAKE LOTUS LAST LONGER?
- Open (fold) LOTUS STEM for EVENT USE best fold it a night before event use. Fold (open lotus) last approx 4 days
- FLOATING LOTUS Head in water will make lotus last longer (approx) 6-8 days so perfect for home, spa, office, resort
- Change water everyday or every other day
- Avoid WIND or FAN blowing on the flower
- stage 1= green outside
- stage 2 = peel off layers to see white, or see pink inside
- stage 3 = open lotus ( fold lotus )
- stage 4 = bare truth .. petal peel off and see CORE (look like peony) and this toward the end of lotus