5 Tips to help keep your flowers fresher for longer

Those precious gestures, flourishing relationships and tender moments are things we wish would happen every day and not just on special occasions such as Valentine’s Day. Seize every opportunity to show your loved one how much they mean to you and employ NetFlorist’s services to help you do just that! NetFlorist is also here to help you with a few tips and tricks that we’ve picked up along the way. Below are five tips to ensure that those passion-filled flowers last that little bit longer! Read our 2018 tricks on how to care for and revitalise your rose bouquet.


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A teaspoon of sugar

By adding a teaspoon of sugar, per twelve stems, you are providing the flower with some much-needed energy to grow. If you have no sugar to spare, use 1/3 of a cup of sprite and mix it straight into the water. Repeat this every time you change the water in the vase.

Hold it in place

Hairspray is used to hold hair and makeup in place, but it can also be used as a touch up for flowers. Stand approximately three steps away and spray a small amount on the petals of the flowers.

An apple a day

Experiment with apple cider vinegar. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons of sugar, mix it and add it to the water. We can’t, however, guarantee that apples will start growing!

99% germ killer

Try a teaspoon of bleach, thick or thin, to the water. The bleach will kill all the potential bacteria that may grow in the vase.

Change is good

Try putting a copper coin or two at the bottom of the vase. It is said that the copper acts as an acidifier, which prevents bacteria growth.


Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day: 10 unexpected things you see at NetFlorist

Every year, the NetFlorist bunch spends a lot of time mentally and physically preparing for Valentine’s Day. The special occasion is one of our busiest occasions (next to Mother’s Day, of course). Permanent staff work overtime to ensure that the day is a success for all. Temporary staff are also employed to help make some sense of the Valentine’s Day mayhem! Here are just 10 unexpected things you will see- if you had to walk into our warehouses- at NetFlorist over the Valentine’s Day period:

Stacks of pizza boxes

From pepperoni to mushrooms, peppers and onions, to a good old Margherita; our paper recycling bins are filled with empty cardboard pizza boxes!


Stripes, laces, thicker platforms and spongy soles keep NetFlorist employees on their toes.

Yellow highlighters

Delivery sheets are painted yellow as they are covered in highlighter markings. Also, instead of the usual Bic pen in your pocket, NetFlorist employees sport yellow fingers and yellow highlighters instead.

Portable showers

With the number of late shifts, warehouse runs, sweaty foreheads and tired eyes, NetFlorist has set up 20 portable showers for employees to make use of.


Yes, you read right. NetFlorist has beds for employees to take precious and crucial naps in-between their shifts.


Hydration is key during Valentine’s Day.

Coat racks with winter jackets

With thousands of extra rose stems, delicious choccies, plants, and not to mention an addition of dozens of temporary employees, NetFlorist has to boost up the cooling system in the warehouse. The result is a winter wonderland!

COFFEE truck

Everybody needs some good juju! Caffeinated motivation is available throughout the course of the day.

Other modes of transport

If your order needs delivery, we’ll find the means to deliver it whether it means using bicycles, razors, roller skates, or more!

Giant audio speakers

For NetFlorist employees, Valentine’s Day is a time of celebration. Smash-hits will be pumping throughout the course of the day. The music helps keep spirits up, hands moving, and bums grooving!



Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her

Everybody has their own ideas about Valentine’s Day. It is one of the most contested holidays of the year, with many people questioning why there is only one specific day dedicated to showing those closest to you some love. You might convince yourself that the day is not an important one and that you don’t need to receive something on the day to feel special, but there’s no denying that feeling you get when you do receive even the tiniest of favours.

NetFlorist believes that those closest to your heart deserve to be spoilt all year round but on Valentine’s Day specifically, we want to be a part of giving your loved one that special feeling. We want to remain on their desk for weeks after the red roses have wilted!

Ever heard the saying, ‘it’s the thought that counts’? Well, we’ve built an entire company around that saying. We have put hours into tailoring the perfect gift for every situation and we’re particularly good at putting together Valentine’s Day gifts. Make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one, by giving your loved one that special feeling in their heart and let us help you do exactly that.

Beat the last-minute Valentine’s Day rush with NetFlorist! If you spend above R300 (excl. delivery) we will sweeten the deal and give you a free box of Lindt choccies in addition to your order! We’ve compiled a list of our top five Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her, just to help get you into the spirit of giving on the day of lurrrrrrrv.

Bunch of Red Roses in Craft Paper

A bouquet of ruby, red roses beautifully communicates feelings of romance, admiration and that of lust. This combination of feelings is intense and has the power to knock the socks off of her. The gift is a classic for a reason; there is very little that can go wrong with a bouquet of red roses. The roses are complemented by ruscus and comes neatly wrapped up in brown craft paper. Celebrate your ‘budding’ love the right way this Valentine’s Day. Shop Now >


8 Bits of You Personalised Wine

Imagine setting a stunning table for a romantic dinner and having it all seamlessly brought together by a personalised bottle of wine? Have your unique and special message printed on the bottle label and add your loved one’s name so that they know for sure it was made especially for them! Toast to your love and the future of your relationship with a glass of our wine in hand. Shop Now >


Teddy and Cadbury Chocolates in Gift Box

This particular item is one of our bestsellers and when looking at the image and accompanying price, it’s easy to see why. By purchasing this Teddy and Cadbury Chocolates in Gift Box, you are not only purchasing the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, you are also purchasing a cuddle-buddy for your loved one for those lonely nights that you just can’t be there. Place your order ahead of time and have it delivered on Valentine’s Day. Shop Now >


Personalised Love Always Wins Mug

No matter how trying situations might get, keep in mind that love ALWAYS wins! The mug is available for purchase on its own but it can also be bought with either chocolate, hot chocolate, tea or coffee. The mug is also available for personalisation, which means you can add your and your loved one’s name and have it printed on the mug! Talk about that special touch!             Shop Now >


Personalised Better Half Chocolate Tray

True love is when both people in the relationship think they have the better half of the deal! Surprise your better half with this charming and delicious Personalised Better Half Chocolate Tray. A tray of twelve delicious assorted truffles is housed in a box with a sleeve keeping it securely closed. The sleeve has a quirky ‘better half’ design on it, which is also available for personalisation. Have your names printed on the sleeve for that extra special touch! Shop Now >


It’s important to keep in mind that these are just five items available for order and delivery. Visit our site for more options and you’ll see our designated Valentine’s Day tab. NetFlorist boasts a wide variety of romantic-themed gifts that are guaranteed to ensure a happy Valentine’s Day for her AND for you!