HOW TO MAKE YOUR FLOWERS LAST LONGER
As you may know, the vase life of your flower arrangements has a finite time. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make them last longer! If you want to make every space more beautiful for a longer period of time, we have some tips for you to preserve your flowers (and plants). We hope they’re helpful!
- It’s really important to keep the plant’s stem underwater. Once you have the flower stems inside a water – filled vase, you have to make an angled cut of the dry part of the stem to make the water go easily through the flower. If you don’t do this, it is more likely that your flower arrangement is going to dry faster. To cut the stem under water will make the process more effective!
- Acidic water may also help your cut flowers to last longer. This type of water prevents bacterial contamination and keeps your plant healthier. You can make your homemade version of acidic water by adding an ounce of vinegar or lemon juice for every 10 ounces of water.
- Also, adding sugar to the water is a good idea! Cut flowers need carbohydrates to be healthy, and adding sugar to the water can keep the plant fed.
- If you want to mix both ideas (acidic water and sugar), you may add a clear lemon soda with water. This combination can do the work of giving your flowers the carbs they need and also, your plants will be protected and will last longer.
- Another method that you may use is using a bit of bleach. This is a method to kill bacteria and fungi that may appear in the flower. But you have to use just a couple of drops, otherwise, your cut flowers may get harmed.
- If you use a little bit of hairspray. If you give a little mist of it to your plants, the will look fresh for a longer period of time.
- By adding a crushed aspirin to the water, the cut flowers are going to last more. If you do this, you will have to change the water every other day, because it may get older faster.
- Last, but not least, if you mix copper pennies and sugar, they will work as an acidifier for preventing bacteria in your flower arrangements!