Care

Care

How to keep your lisianthus fresh

Lisianthus is basically a strong flower with a long vase life. Here are some tips to help keep your flowers looking fresh and beautiful.

  • Use a clean vase and clean water. Badly cleaned vases contain bacteria that can have a negative effect on the vase life of the flowers.
  • Always add cut flower food. This will extend vase life by at least a week.
  • To prevent bacteria formation, make sure that no leaves hang in the water.
  • Avoid direct sunlight and high temperatures. Placing the vase in a cool place will extend the vase life of the flowers.
  • Avoid wide temperature fluctuations and draughts that could otherwise cause botrytis (grey mould). Lisianthus is highly susceptible to botrytis infection.
  • Carefully check the stage of maturity when purchasing lisianthus. The stem is mature enough if at least two blooms are open and well coloured. Immature stems will fail to open properly in the vase.