How to keep flower bouquets fresh for a long time: holiday tips

Yulia PoteriankoLife
These life hacks will help you keep your bouquet fresh longer

Valentine's Day, birthday, March 8 - any such holiday is accompanied by the gift of many bouquets, which we, of course, want to keep fresh for longer. Usually, cut flowers last only a few days - up to a week.

But you can extend their life. OBOZ.UA publishes florists' life hacks on how to care for a bouquet to keep it fresh for a long time.

Cut flowers feel best at temperatures between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius. That is, indoor conditions should be enough for them. But keep them away from heating elements, radiators, and heat-emitting appliances such as microwaves or toasters. The thing is that moisture will evaporate from the flowers faster and they will wilt.

Also, do not expose them to the sun. Direct sunlight also accelerates the drying and wilting of the bouquet.

Preparation of the bouquet gives flowers a better chance of staying fresh longer. So before you put them in a vase, you need to cut the stems. Cut them at an angle about 2 cm higher than the original cut. This helps to remove the dried part of the plant and increase the amount of water absorbed by the flowers.

Also, don't forget to change the water in the vase on time. If it starts to get cloudy, it's time to change it. And in no case do not keep the bouquet next to the fruit. Some fruits, especially bananas, emit a small amount of ethylene gas, which can accelerate the ripening process and therefore make your flowers wilt much earlier.

You can also add copper coins and sugar to the water to extend the life of the bouquet. Three teaspoons of granulated sugar can be dissolved in one liter of soft water at room temperature before placing flowers in it.

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