Artistic flower designs and arrangements do wonders at any venue. Flower bouquets can really make a room more wonderful and beautiful. That is why every human being loves flowers. Flowers are never missing from any important event. Follow these simple care tips to keep your flowers fresh longer for a lovely and vibrant room.
Here are our care guide and tips:
Clean your Vase
It’s not only you who gets turned off by a dirty vase; cut flowers are very sensitive to their surroundings too. In fact, one of the best ways to expand the vase-life of your bouquet is to give them a nice and completely clean home to start with.
There are many ways to ensure your vases are clean and healthy, so that your fresh cut flowers can thrive. Knowing how to clean a vase will save you a lot of trouble and keep your flowers longer. To prevent the growth of bacteria and viruses that can cause the wilting and drying of your cut flowers, always clean your vase with water. Do not leave your vase to dry without proper cleaning as these bacteria and viruses can kill your new bouquets.
Change Water Regularly
Change the water completely every 2-3 days. Flowers drink plenty of water! It is not uncommon for a large flower arrangement to suck all the water from the vase within the first day or two you have them at home. Keep the vase full to make sure the flowers do not dry out and disappear. It is necessary to change and add a good amount of water from time to time to maintain the freshness and prevent drying and wilting of flowers. It also helps prevent bad smells from filthy water.
Clean and Healthy Water
A little sugar in the water helps nourish the flowers and promotes the opening of the petals. The addition of a small amount of vinegar or lemon that is properly stimulated helps prevent the growth of bacteria and viruses. It will also keep your flowers longer.
Remove lower leaves
The leaves contaminate the water in the vase, just as the stems do. The stem should be inside the water. However, the leaves serve no purpose in the water. In fact, it has a negative effect! It is recommended to remove the lower leaves that are otherwise under or touching the water of the vase. The additional positive effect is that it reduces the amount of evaporation as the total leaf surface is reduced. In this case, the cleanliness and prevention of vase water infection is the best contribution to a long vase and water vase that does not stink.
Use Sharp Knife to Cut
Cut your stems a little from the end at an angle shape. The angle creates a larger surface from which the flower can drink, as well as prevents the stem from sitting right at the vase. Do not use dull objects to cut the stems of your flowers as this can damage the tissue and hinder the water absorption process. It is advisable to cut the stems of your flowers an inch or 2 at an angle as they are submerged for a faster water absorption.
Keep in Good Temperature
Do not place your cut flowers under direct sunlight to prevent rapid flowering. Put your flowers in a cool, draft-free place.
Keep Away from Toxic Environment
Flowers are sensitive to pollutants such as cigarette smoke and toxic materials, so they should be protected from radiation and toxic fumes. A polluted environment destroys the flowers so you need to let them have fresh and clean air.