1. A: Floralife® Flower Food is the original formula which results in an opaque, or milky, use solution versus the more recently developed Floralife Crystal Clear® Flower Food formula, which yields a clear use solution. As far as effectiveness is concerned, there is no difference. The decision to choose one over the other is purely aesthetic and based upon whether you are using a clear vase for design, solid container, or floral foam.
2. A: Floralife Crystal Clear® Flower Food is to be used during the last stage of postharvest care. When used, it assures the continuation of development of the flower bud into a fully opened and beautiful flower. It is engineered with a higher nutrient content to meet the needs of the flower to fully develop and open. This product is most commonly used by the retail florist shop and consumer.
3. A: Floralife Crystal Clear® Flower Food contains three main ingredients: nutritional supplement, pH adjuster, and stem absorption enhancers.A: Floralife Crystal Clear® Flower Food contains three main ingredients: nutritional supplement, pH adjuster, and stem absorption enhancers.
4. A: The buckets should be changed every 4 days or so. They should be cleaned with Floralife® D.C.D.® Cleaner to reduce the amount of bacteria which is harmful to flowers prior to fresh flower food solution being added.
6. A: Yes. The use solution will become clear when the concentrate is diluted according to instructions and filled into the flower vase. Extreme heat sometimes will cause the product to turn yellow, however this is not harmful to the flowers and their development.
7. A: Yes. Floralife Crystal Clear® Flower Food will yield a clear solution in any type of vase. Use of metallic containers isn’t recommended for any flower foods as overtime it could damage the metal and perhaps negatively affect the chemistry of the flower food.
9. A: It is best to always dissolve the entire packet of flower food into the properly measured amount of water indicated for use on the packet. If the packet says it treats 1 quart or 1 liter of water, make sure you add all the contents to this amount of water and mix. Extreme under- or over- dosing of flower food can sometimes actually do more harm than good and reduce flower freshness and flower life.
10. A: Absolutely. Flower food usually comes as a concentrate which needs to be diluted with water before use. Flower food must be used at the proper concentration to obtain maximum benefit to aid in flower longevity. Either over- or under- dosing can reduce the effectiveness of all flower foods. Dosage dispensing systems accurately measure, mix, and dispense flower food which increases the quality and freshness of flowers on a consistent basis. Simple monthly cleaning and maintenance are needed for optimum performance of these injector systems.