How To Make Your Flowers Last Longer

Now that you’ve got your hands on the prettiest blooms, we want you to enjoy them for as long as possible. So we’ve put together these tips to help you do just that.

  1. Give Them A Clean Home
    It’s important to give your cut flowers a fresh start with a clean vessel. Any lingering bacteria can make your flowers wilt faster. Wash with soapy water and rinse well to make sure the vase is free of dirt, dust, or grime.

  2. Quench Their Thirst
    Next, fill the vase will cold water two-thirds of the way. Make sure to clean the vase thoroughly and change the water every two days to extend the life of your flowers.

  3. Feed Them
    Just like us, humans, flowers need their food. Your blooms will appreciate the extra nutrition and the food will also minimize the growth of microbes and bacteria in the water. Ensure that the food has been properly mixed in and that the water is not too diluted or too concentrated.

  4. Prune The Leaves
    Remove any leaves from the stems that will fall under the waterline. If the leaves touch water, they will rot and shorten the lifespan of the flowers.

  5. Trim The Stems
    Always remember to trim your stems before placing them in a vase - your flowers will thank you for it. Snip 1 inch of the stems at a 45-degree angle to allow your flowers to drink up easily. Do this every 2 - 3 days to prevent the ends from getting hard.

  6. Find Them The Perfect Spot
    Flowers are not a fan of direct sunlight, draughts, fans and even ripening fruit. These are common causes for flowers drooping and wilting faster. They are happiest in a cool and dry spot.

  7. Edit, Edit & Edit

    Your blooms will naturally wilt at different times. Remove any wilting flowers immediately, so that the mould doesn’t spread to the others, and your vase will stay looking fresh longer.
While these steps will keep your bouquet blooming longer, keep in mind that some flowers naturally last longer than others. Sunflowers, Lilies, Chrysanthemums, Anthuriums, Roses stay fresher for longer. Blooms that are notorious for a shorter lifespan are Hydrangeas, Spray Roses, Scabiosa, and Tulips.
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