You received a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers and you just love it! There could be two main reasons – either the flowers are too beautiful or the person who has given the fresh flowers to you is very close to your heart! Whatever the reason, you feel really bad when the flowers start to wither in a very few days. Being fresh flowers, they are sure to wilt and die out eventually. Once you get online flower delivery, you can follow these simple guidelines to keep your flowers fresh for a longer time. But here are a few tricks or steps you can take to make your fresh flowers last much longer:
Warm water and sugar:
Put warm water in the vase in which you put your freshly-cut flowers. Add about 2 tablespoons of sugar into it. Then put the flowers in the vase. Warm water and sugar combination would help your flowers last much longer! Remember to change the water every alternate day. Some online flower bouquet delivery companies also deliver flower foods with your flower bouquet.
Aspirin/White vinegar: Surprised to see a common over-the-counter medicine/drug in relation to flower care? Don’t be! Using an Aspirin is really a good trick to make your flowers last much longer! Simply crush an aspirin and add it to the water in your vase, before putting the flowers inside. You can also put some white vinegar in the water as the acid content in vinegar inhibits bacterial growth.
Avoid exposure to sunlight and heat.
Ensure that your flowers are kept in cool place, away from direct sunlight! And, it is also not advisable to put your flowers near appliances that emit any kind of heat or vents that blow air out. Flowers wither quickly when exposed to any kind of heat or air as they get dehydrated.
Avoid exposure to fruits:
Do not keep your flowers near fruits. Fruits, as they ripen, emit ethylene gas. This ethylene gas adversely affects the longevity of your cut, fresh flowers!
Cut their stems:
Always remember to cut about the bottom 1 to 1&1/2 inches of the stem before you put your bouquet of flowers in a vase filled with water. And do not cut straight. Cut them at an angle, so that the bottom of the stem does not lie straight at the bottom of the vase. Cutting them at an angle ensures better water absorption in the stems. You can get a complete guide to make your flowers stay fresh for a longer time with Arena Flowers in India.
Prune the leaves:
Prune any leaves that have withered. In fact, it is better to prune any leaves that fall below the water level in the vase. If you see any petals that have started drying or wilting even a bit, prune them immediately. This would prevent the decaying bacteria from spreading and the premature wilt the entire bunch of flowers.
These days, flower foods are easily available in the market. Though you should read the instructions before using them, most flower foods simply need to be put in a vase of lukewarm water, before you put the flowers in.