How to keep fresh-cut flowers alive and healthy for longer
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- Fresh Flowers are the perfect way to brighten up any space, from a spray of colorful blooms on your coffee table to a fresh-from-the-ground bouquet in the kitchen.
- But the longevity of flowers can be cut short by bacteria, fungi, and dehydration.
- Most cut flowers can last anywhere from 7-12 days if properly cared for, there are lots of easy ways and simple tricks to make your bouquets last longer, using common household items.
- Here are the best, pro-tested methods recommended for keeping your flowers alive, and all the materials and tools you need to do it.
- You can also check out our guide to the best flower delivery services.
Everybody loves fresh flowers. They bring color and life to your space, they smell lovely, and they add a finishing touch to any room. Plus, if you give or get them as a gift, they remind everyone of a happy occasion like a birthday, anniversary, or holiday. Good vibes all around, right?So how can you make them last as long as possible? There are lots of theories, tricks, and tips out there, from my mom's opinion that a few tablespoons of sugar and vinegar always stretch the life of a bloom, to a suggestion made by the experts at ProFlowers that putting your bouquet in the fridge every night will increase its longevity.
First, keep in mind that some flowers naturally last longer than others. Roses, lilies, freesia, daisies, and sunflowers tend to stay fresher for longer. Blooms that are notorious for wilting after only a few days include hyacinths, lilacs, daffodils, ranunculus, and tulips.
We researched all the ways to make your buds last longer in their vases, and break down what you need, how to do it and which methods work best.
Here is everything you need to keep flowers alive longer:
- Garden shears: Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears
- Kitchen scissors: Tigeo Multi-Purpose Scissors
- A tall vase: Kangley Marble Ceramic 3-Piece Table Vase Set
- A low vase: Mifley Ceramic Vase
- A can of soda: 12-pack of Sprite
- Asprin: Basic Care Aspirin 500-count
- Bleach: Clorox Bleach
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
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