Here are some ways to keep your cut flowers alive for longer:
1. Place your flowers in a clean vase.
Aside from being clean and bacteria-free, which is beneficial to the longevity of the flowers, pretty vases make IG-worthy images. So you need to remove your blooms from their bouquet and place them in a vase filled with clean water to hydrate the stems. Make sure that you clean vases with bleach to keep the bacteria out of your fresh flowers.
2. Don't forget to feed your blooms.Flowers need nourishment, just like humans. Adding flower food to your vase of fresh flowers is a tried and true way to keep your blooms fresh longer. It can increase the lifespan by up to 60%. (DIY Flower Food https://www.marthastewart.com/8013455/how-make-flower-food)
3. Let your Flowers Hydrate.
Flowers drink a lot of water! But, you can't do too much or too little; you only need just enough lukewarm water and fill 2/3 of the vase. Change it every 2 to 3 days or whenever it seems hazy.
4. Cut stems to have a longer vase life.
Snipping off the bottom of your flowers keeps them hydrated, increases the surface area through which water is absorbed, and extends their overall lifespan. Cut approximately 2cm off each stem at a 45 degrees angle and repeat daily.
5. Remove the bottom leaves.Make sure to remove all the lower leaves to prevent bacterial growth. Leaves are much quicker to decay if they're submerged in the water. And so, decayed leaves will eventually emit bacteria that could affect the blooms.
6. Remove wilting flowers.
Flowers bloom and wilt at different times, so remove blooms as soon as they begin to wilt to avoid spreading bacteria to other flowers. When you take out a wilting flower, you give the others a chance to survive longer.
7. Flowers hate heat.
Direct sunlight and other extreme temperatures will cause the flowers to decay. The best practice you can do is to place them in a cooler area. Also, do not place your flowers near fruits as it emits a type of gas when they're ripening. This may cause your flowers to spoil.
So the next time you will receive or purchase blooms, you now know how to take good care of them as how you care for yourself.
Want to hear some more additional tips?We have more secrets when it comes to taking care of your fresh flowers. And here’s one:
Did you know that Stone fruit releases Ethylene Gas? That can kill your fresh flowers.
You can mix your flowers with anything (it doesn’t matter). Stone fruits are the only thing you can’t mix with your fresh flowers. Stone fruits will kill your fresh flowers. So if you have a beautiful vase of flowers sitting at the kitchen table and a beautiful bowl of peaches next to it, believe it or not, your fresh flowers will die quicker.