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Keep Those Stems Fresh!

Would you like to know how to keep your flowers fresh daily? Absolutely I would!

Taking care of flowers properly can significantly extend the lifespan of a bouquet and keep them looking fresh. Here's a more detailed guide on how to apply daily care for cut flowers:

1. Fresh Water:

  • Use a clean vase and fill it with lukewarm water.

  • Change the water every 2-3 days or whenever it starts to look cloudy. Fresh water helps prevent the growth of harmful bacteria that can damage the flowers.

2. Trim the Stems on your Fresh Flowers:

  • Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle with a sharp, clean pair of scissors or floral shears.

  • This angle increases the surface area for water absorption and ensures the stems aren't sitting flat against the bottom of the vase.

3. Remove Leaves:

  • Remove any leaves that will be submerged in the water, as they can promote bacterial growth.

  • Only the stems should be in the water.

4. Flower Food for a Long Lasting Lifespan :

  • Use flower food provided with the bouquet or make your own by mixing sugar and a few drops of bleach or lemon juice in the water.

  • Flower food provides nutrients and helps prevent bacteria from developing.

5. Avoid Direct Sunlight and Heat:

  • Place the vase in a location with indirect sunlight and away from heating sources or drafts.

  • Excessive heat can cause the flowers to wilt prematurely.

6. Regular Check-Up:

  • Regularly inspect the bouquet for wilting or dead flowers and remove them promptly.

  • This prevents ethylene gas production, which can accelerate the aging of other flowers.

7. Change the Water and Re-Trim:

  • Every few days, change the water, re-cut the stems, and add fresh flower food.

  • This routine maintenance keeps the bouquet looking its best.

8. Proper Vase Cleaning:

  • When changing the water, clean the vase thoroughly to remove any bacteria or residue that may have accumulated.

9. Temperature Control:

  • Maintain a cool room temperature (around 65-72°F or 18-22°C) to slow down the aging process of the flowers.

10. Mist the Flowers:

  • Occasionally mist the petals of the flowers with a water spray to provide them with some humidity, especially in dry indoor environments.

With these care tips, you can enjoy a beautiful and long-lasting bouquet of flowers. The key is to provide them with a clean and healthy environment, along with proper hydration and nourishment.

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