If only there was a secret way to make flowers last longer. There’s nothing more devastating than buying or receiving a beautiful bunch of flowers, only to see them wilt a few days later.
Many of us have developed our own technique when it comes to arranging flowers at home, but how many of us really know what we’re doing?
Today we’re going to share our top tips for making your beautiful flowers last as long as possible.
How to make flowers last longer
1.How to cut flower stems
Should you flower stems?
Absolutely. It’s important to cut the stems of your flowers, even if they’ve been bought fresh from a Florist.
Just as with a human wound, cut plants also try to ‘heal’ themselves. This means cut stems don’t stay cut for long, and when they begin to seal over, their capacity to absorb water and nutrients is reduced.
What’s the right way to cut flower stems?
Correct cutting of stems is said to extend flowers lifespans by up to 32 percent, so is definitely worth getting right
We recommend cutting stems underwater, as this helps to prevent air bubbles which allows the flowers to absorb more moisture.
For best results:
Cut the stems 1-2 inches from the end of the stem at a sharp angle using sharp scissors or shears.
2. Make flowers last longer by cutting them regularly
As your flowers continue to live in your vase, the stems will repeatedly ‘heal’ over.
Repeating the cutting process every three days will help to counteract this and allow your flowers to continue to absorb nutrients and moisture.
3. How to prune flowers
Now, the important part:
4. Where should I display my flowers to make them last longer?
The quality of your flower’s environment will have a direct effect on their lifespan.
Direct sunlight can cause flowers to bloom too quickly, whilst artificial heating dehydrates them. Additionally, changes in temperature such as intermittent cold air from an opened window will also have adverse effects.
Flowers fare best in natural, consistent environments. If possible, place your bouquet somewhere with natural light and heat.
5. How much should I water my flowers?
If you want your flowers to last for as long as possible, they’ll need a ready supply of water.
Water at room temperature is best, as it’s taken up more easily by the flowers.
TOP TIP: If you can’t get your flowers into a vase right away, wrap a dampened paper towel around the end of the stems, and seal with cling film to keep them from drying out.
6. How often should I change flower water
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