Making cut flowers last longer
BY: The News Voice
The first step to flower care is cutting of stems and then pruning off leaves. Here are some other ways to make your blooms last longer...
Apple Cider Vinegar + Sugar
2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar go into the water in the vase. Sugar acts as flower food and vinegar as antibacterial agent.
Crush one pill of aspirin and add it to the vase, it lowers the pH level and prevents wilting.
Adding 1/4 teaspoon of bleach to your flowers will keep the water from getting cloudy as well as fighting bacteria.
Add few drops of vodka or any clear spirit to your vase. It produces ethylene that helps plants mature and slows wilting.
Pour 1/4 cup of soda in the vase of flowers to make your bouquet last longer. The sugar in the soda has it smell sweeter too.
Put your flowers in fridge before sleep, as they thrive in cooler temperatures and the flowers will stay nice and cool.
Adding flower food to your vase is a tried method and is true to keep your blooms longer. You can also add this during other treatments.
Add a copper penny to your bouquet, it acts as an acidifier and fights the growing bacteria.
These are the popular methods to make your bouquets last longer....