Flower Ideas: 5 Easy Hacks To Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer

December 17, 2019

If you are looking for a way to make your wonderful bouquet last longer, you have come to the right place. Your favorite roses and tulips will bloom vibrantly with simple flower hacks. It is possible to make fresh cut flowers last longer at ease and on a budget.

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With simple DIY flower hacks, your bouquet will look beautiful for a few extra days. Moreover, you will find out how to create your own preservative to keep your plants alive longer. Keeping cut flowers fresh is easier than you think.

5 easy ways to make your bouquet last longer


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It is important to remove all unnecessary leaves when you fill your vase. The leaves in water lead to bacterial growth and that’s bad for your fresh cut flowers. In other words, your bouquet will wilt and droop faster with the leaves at the bottom of the stems. Make sure to trim off any leaves that are below the waterline.

2. Add soda to the water

Fresh flowers need water and sugar to live and there is a great trick to prolong their lives. Buy a bottle of soda and add 1/4 cup to your vase with water. Don't forget to add soda whenever you change the water.

3. Keep fruits away from your flowers

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It may sound weird, but fresh fruit produces ethylene gas, and this gas can kill your bouquet quickly. So don't mix fresh flowers and fresh fruits.

4. Place your flowers in the fridge

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If you want your bouquet to live a few extra days, use your refrigeration. Put your fresh flowers in the fridge overnight and your roses will thank you.

5. Make homemade preservative for flowers

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You can make homemade preservative to keep your flowers fresh longer. That is easier than you think. Mix 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons white vinegar and a quart of water. Then use the prepared water for your flowers, but make sure the stems are covered by 3-4 inches of water.

These simple hacks will help you keep your flowers fresh for a few extra days. Do you have your favorite flower ideas? Share them in comments.

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