Flora Gel Frequently Asked Questions
When used for centrepieces & displays
Hydrated gels may get dusty & start to shrink.Wash them under running water in a colander or sieve & allow to stand in water torehydrate them.Drain any excess water off & reuse gels.Please refer to How To Use Flora Gel on page 4 for more information about thevarious uses for Flora Gel.
How do I store Flora Gel?
Storage recommended for dry crystals & hydrated gels is in an air tight container.
How do I get coloured Flora Gel?
Few drops of food colouring can be added to the water and the crystal will absorb thecoloured water.You will get a much deeper and stronger colour in your gels by using this method.Few drops of food colouring can be added to the hydrated gels to coat gels in colour.Using this method you will get a lighter & softer coloured gel.
How long will Flora Gel last for?
Flora gel is UV sensitive so in direct sunlight its life span is reduced.Using Flora Gel in vases and glassware for cut flowers, floating candles & oil burners.Flora Gel can last between 2 -8 months, maybe longer if kept clean & looked after.Once you have finished with Flora Gel, dispose it into any garden, Flora Gel cancontinue to work as a water saver for several years.
How do I dispose of unwanted gels?
Flora Gel does not bio accumulate & should never be dumped into a land fill whenfinished with.Disposal is made easy by digging unwanted gels into any garden or pot plant soil.Flora Gel is an absorbent polymer & an excellent water saver & soil conditioner for your plants.It will continue to absorb & release water to your plants over several years.Flora Gel is safe, biodegradable and non toxic.
What are the benefits of using Flora Gel?
When used in cut flowers:There is no free water available for bacteria to grow, no need to change the water every 3 or 4 days.Gels are rinsed after flowers have been disposed of & are ready to be used again.Flowers are easy to stand & arrange in the gels & will not move.Flora Gel has been specifically designed to help preserve & extend the life of your cutflowers, thus allowing you to enjoy your flowers longer.
When used in oil burners, floating candles & centrepieces
Safer & easier to use instead of water and oils.Clean up is easy, no water spilt.