You may not have known but there are secrets to long lasting flowers. how long your flowers last, depends on how kind you are to them.
You can sing to them, name them, photograph them & make them famous Instagram but unfortunately it won’t make them last longer (who knew, right?!).
Long lasting flowers is more art than science. Here is 6 of secret tips from our expert floral designer Amanda at Resonate Designs
Follow these instructions to help your flowers stay fresher for longer!
- Ensure your vase is clean on the inside
Wash it, as you would the dishes. Use hot soapy water, then rinse thoroughly.
- Pour some bleach in the bottom of the vase
A single tablespoon of bleach in the bottom will do the trick. This cleans the water and the stems. Long lasting flowers are clean flowers!
- Fill the vase with cold water
Pop some ice cubes in the vase if they’re available.
- Cut the bottom of the stems on an angle.
his ensures that the stem can drink the water, like a straw, it also increases the surface area for water intake. Long lasting flowers aren’t left thirsty!
- Keep the vase away from direct sunlight.
The heat will cause the flowers to wilt and will accelerate aging by increasing the bacteria in the water.
- Change the water regularly
Change the water every 3-4 days, trim the stems and add bleach each time just a small amount around 1/2 teaspoon to a liter
Voila! Your flowers will last much longer 🙂