Applying some simple tips like adding a mixture of sugar, lemon and household bleach to the water or always cutting the base of the flowers… will help your vase stay fresh for several days longer.
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Keep flowers away from fruits
Do not place fruits such as apples, bananas or tomatoes next to flowers. These fruits produce more ethylene gas, which causes flowers to wilt faster.
Add sugar, lemon and bleach to the flowers
If you can’t buy a flower balm pack, you can make your own mixture of sugar, lemon and household bleach into the water in the bottle.
Sugar helps increase nutrients for flowers, lime juice absorbs water better, bleach reduces bacteria and mold. You can also replace lemons with coins.
You can enjoy the flowers a little longer if you coat them with a thin layer of hairspray. However, do not spray too much and should spray from a distance so as not to damage the petals.
Keep flowers away from home appliances
Brad Weinstein, who works at a flower company in Dallas Texas (USA), said that vases should not be placed near fireplace vents and doors. Devices such as televisions, fireplaces often emit heat, which will cause flowers to wilt quickly.
This company has conducted tests to prove that flowers in the refrigerator overnight will stay fresh longer. So, if you want to preserve it, you can try this method
Cross cut flowers
Regular cross-cutting of flower branches with sharp scissors helps to expand the contact area with water, helping the flowers absorb more water. If cut flat, the plant will absorb less water because the contact area is small and the branches reach the bottom of the pot.
In addition, it is necessary to regularly check the water level in the vase to add more water to the flowers, to avoid leaving no drops of water in the vase, the flowers will quickly fade.
Wash the jar with water and bleach
Do not rush to take the pitcher out of the cabinet and immediately pour water into it. Wash the vase thoroughly with soap or bleach to disinfect it. With less bacteria, your flowers will stay fresh longer.
Do not dry the vase
After washing the vase, instead of using a towel to dry it, simply turn the vase upside down and let it dry naturally, helping to prevent bacteria from entering the vase.