Many times, whether it’s a gift or because we take them on a field trip, we have fresh flowers at home. Bouquets with roses, tulips, and orchids are usually the most gifted. But of course when they are cut the flowers have a limited lifetime and each day that passes they wither. We give you some simple tips on how to preserve fresh flowers that are already cut for longer and with all their splendor.
The bouquets of flowers can hold between five days and three weeks. Its duration will depend on the variety of the flower and the care we give them.
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Tips on how to preserve fresh flowers
If it is a bouquet that has been given to us, the first thing we should do is remove the paper that wraps the bouquet, cut the stem of the flowers diagonally, remove the remaining leaves and put them in water.
Put the flowers in a vase that covers approximately 7 to 10 cm from the bottom of the stems of the flowers. The location of the vase with the flowers is also very important, being recommendable in a cool place at night and during the day it is the important good lighting but that does not receive sunlight directly.
The water that we should use is warm water for most of the cut flowers, and if possible cold water for the bulb flowers or roses.
The change of daily water in the vase in which we have the flowers should not be absent and it is also advisable to cut the stem 1 cm, always diagonally, since it facilitates the absorption of water.
Some tips according to the type of flower:
To keep the roses, you have to remove the thorns, cut their stems diagonally and change the water frequently. Roses feel very good that the water is always cold.
The orchids are flowers that do not need much care and them last a lot. It is recommended to cut your stem diagonally and immerse them in warm water.
The hydrangeas with more vivid colors come from the Netherlands, but they last less than the Spanish ones, whose colors are more faded. If they dehydrate, you can recover them by immersing them in cold water.
And now we show you some tricks that maybe you did not know and that are going to help you to conserve much better and longer the flowers
Tricks to preserve fresh flowers
One of the needs that the flowers have with the passage of time is the contribution of mineral salts, we can give this by putting an aspirin.
Another option for this contribution of food can be to put a bit of sweet coal if you have, or failing a teaspoon of sugar or salt. You can do this day if, not day.
Another trick for the supply of mineral salts and food for the plant is through Sprite or 7 UP. Put a quarter of a cup of some of these products together with the water.
One trick that you may not know and works very well is the treatment with vodka. Add a spoonful of sugar and 3 or 4 drops of vodka and dissolve it with a little water and add it to the water in the vase. Why?
Because vodka inhibits the growth of bacteria and sugar provides the food to the flowers through the supply of mineral salts.
To make the flowers more vigorous, add one teaspoon of vinegar and one teaspoon of sugar to a liter of water.
What do you think of these tips and tricks? If you have any other advice or trick do not hesitate to share it with all of us.