Everyone loves getting a bouquet of flowers. What they don’t like, however, is seeing those flowers wilt and die after only a few days. While freshly cut flowers won’t last as long as planted ones, there are ways to make them last longer in your house.
Trim the stems regularly
Cutting the stems will allow for better water intake, but you’ll have to do this every few days in order to see any real benefits. Take a pair of garden shears and trim about one to two inches off, cutting the stem at an angle. This will remove any rot in addition to providing the stem with more surface area to absorb water.
Prune the leaves
If you notice that any of the leaves are below the water line, then remove them immediately. These leaves can build up bacteria which can then lead to rot. You should also check and prune your flowers regularly for any dead or rotting leaves.
Water them carefully
Placing them in a vase with some water isn’t going to cut it. Instead, there are a few steps to take in order to water your flowers just right. First, you’ll want to use lukewarm water; anything colder or hotter will harm your plants. Second, make sure you mix in a packet of flower food with your water. Finally, change out the water and clean your vase thoroughly every two to three days for maximum benefits.
Keep them out of direct sunlight
People tend to assume that because they’re flowers, they need as much sunlight as possible. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Flowers in direct sunlight will wilt quickly, so place them in an area of your home that’s cool and shady instead.
Want some more tips on how to keep your freshly cut flowers lasting longer? Then contact Mills Florist today with any questions or concerns you may have.