When a friend or family member gets sick, sending flowers is a wonderful way to brighten their day and let them know you’re thinking of them. If you’re not sure which types of arrangements work best for saying, “Get well soon,” follow this guide to find out.

4 Tips for Choosing Get-Well-Soon Flowers

1. Think Bright

When selecting a get-well-soon arrangement, some people assume they should stay on the subtle side. However, bright, colorful flowers can give your loved one a sense of hope and add some joy to their hospital room or bedroom. Popular options include tropical flowers, sunflowers, and vibrant roses. 

2. Choose Low-Maintenance, Long-Lasting Flowers

Unless you expect your loved one to recover within a few days, choose flowers that last a long time with minimal care. Blooms like chrysanthemums, carnations, and orchids can thrive for weeks with some water and sunlight. They’ll enrich your loved one’s life without adding extra stress. 

3. Be Mindful of Allergens 


If your loved one is staying in a hospital or has allergies or illnesses made worse by pollen, make sure your arrangement consists only of hypoallergenic flowers. Some of the most beautiful, allergy-friendly blooms include roses, hydrangeas, peonies, and orchids. 

4. Consider Container Durability & Size

Whether your loved one is recovering at home or in a hospital, they likely spend their days in a room with caregivers or hospital staff, which means an arrangement can accidentally get knocked over. Keep your gift safe by choosing a durable container, such as a wicker basket, rather than a glass vase. You may also want to select a compact arrangement for a smaller room.


Make your loved one’s day with a gorgeous get-well-soon arrangement from Watanabe Floral, Inc. Based in Honolulu, HI, this award-winning flower shop has been recognized as Hawaii Best Florist for 17 consecutive years and have helped their guests express their deepest feelings for over 75 years. They offer a wide variety of beautiful blossoms to wish your friend or family member a speedy recovery. Explore their creative designs online, and call (808) 832-9360 to schedule a delivery.