Flower subscriptions are becoming more and more popular these days. They allow you to regularly receive magnificent bouquets at home. But how can we extend the life of these flowers and enjoy them for longer? Here are some simple tips to help keep your flowers looking fresh and vibrant for longer.
1. Prepare a clean vase
Before putting your flowers in a vase, make sure it is clean and disinfected. Residual dirt or bacteria can reduce the lifespan of flowers. Clean the vase thoroughly with warm water and soap, then rinse it thoroughly.
2. Cut the stems
Before placing the flowers in the vase, cut about 2 to 3 centimeters from the stems at an angle. This cut will allow the flowers to absorb water and nutrients more easily. Use a sharp knife or clean scissors to avoid crushing the stems.
3. Change the water regularly
To keep your flowers fresh, it is essential to change the water in the vase every two days or so. Stagnant water can encourage the proliferation of bacteria that harm the longevity of flowers. By changing the water regularly, you provide them with a healthier environment.
4. Add preservatives
Use the flower preservatives that come with your subscription or add a homemade solution to extend the life of your flowers. These solutions typically contain antibacterial agents and nutrients that help keep flowers fresh.
5. Avoid drafts and heat
Place your flower vase in a cool place away from drafts. High temperatures can accelerate the process of flower wilting. Also avoid exposing them to direct sunlight, as this can also cause them to wilt more quickly.
6. Remove spent flowers
To keep other flowers fresh, remove any that are starting to wilt. Wilted flowers produce ethylene, a hormone that speeds up the aging process of flowers. By removing them, you extend the life of the bouquet.
With these simple tips, you can enjoy your subscription flowers for longer. A clean vase, cut stems, fresh water and proper location are the keys to extending the life of your flowers. Don't forget to appreciate their beauty and marvel at it every day!