Making someone smile is the best feeling on earth. Now that you have either received or sent a beautiful fresh flower bouquet, you might be wondering how to make fresh flowers last longer and how to prolong their freshness to decorate the room a little longer?
One frequently asked question is how to prolong fresh flowers bouquets after receiving them. Fresh flowers do not thrive well in tropical Singapore. However, proper care of your bouquet will significantly increase the lifespan of these delicate flowers. In general, fresh cut flowers usually last 3 to 5 days indoor with cool temperature and 2 to 4 hours outdoor on a hot sunny day.
Here are some methods to extend the life of your flowers at home.
Trim the stems.
Gently remove the wrappers of the bouquet. Cut off dry bottom off the stem at an angle and place them in a vase with fresh water. This increases the surface area and allows maximum water absorption for the flowers.
Remove the lower leaves.
Cut off all leaves from the stem that are below the water line. Make sure none is submerged in the water. This will further reduce bacteria growth and mould.
Daily basic maintenance.
Remember to wash vase with soap and water. Change flower water daily to prevent bacteria and mosquito growth. Tip – Use room temperature water. The presence of slim or spots on the vase indicates bacteria build-up and this will cause flower to wilt quicker. Place vase in a cool, well-lit area away from direct sunlight and heating vents. Re-cut the stems and remove any fallen leaves or faded flowers to keep them looking fresh.
Add flower food.
Add and dissolve a packet of flower food into vase. Alternatively, you can create your own mix with this recipe:
1 quart water + 2 tablespoons lemon juice + 1 tablespoon sugar + 1/2 teaspoon bleach. The sugar is the food part, and the bleach will help to slow fungi and bacteria growth.
This flower food will provide nutrients for the flowers and help to slow down fungi and bacteria growth.
With these flower care tips and knowledge, you can now extend the longevity of your gorgeous flowers and enjoy mother’s nature beauty for a while more.
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