Beloved for their vibrant colors and simple shape, Tulips are among our most popular flowers. Though they're familiar to almost everyone, they do have a few quirks that might take you by surprise. Our standard care instructions still apply, these are just additional things you'll need to consider.
They need support.
When you receive your Tulips, they'll be wrapped in a paper sleeve that is both decorative and protective. Tulip stems can soften quite a bit in transit, and this sleeve is designed to support them while they take their first drink. Tear off the bottom of the paper, cut the stems, and put the flowers in water. Please leave this sleeve in place while your Tulips take their first long drink of water; this should take approximately four to six hours.
They'll keep growing.
You'll notice that your Tulips will seem to grow after they've been in the vase for a little while. This isn't an illusion. Our Tulips are so fresh, they can grow up to two inches in the vase, as long as they have plenty of fresh, clean water to sustain them.
All cut flowers require quite a bit of water, but Tulips require more than most. This makes it extra important that you check the water level in the vase daily, as a drought will cause them to droop and die.