If you just received a rose bouquet and want them to last longer in the vase, you just have to apply the following ticks which I’ve learned from some florists! We all know that flowers wilt after a few days, and we don’t want that to happen because they are very lovely.
So, here’s what you have to do!
1. Wash and disinfect the vase you are about to put the flowers. Bacteria, once they come into contact with water, multiply and can harm the flowers.
2.Cut off two centimeters of roses before adding them to the vase. Cutting them is done at an angle of 45 degrees. Then remove all their extra leaves, but also those that don’t look too good and start to wilt. Make sure only the stem of the flowers is in the water and not the leaves.
3. Use only water at room temperature. Don’t add cold water to roses, because the temperature differences fasten their wilting. It’s best to keep water in a pot to decant, at least three or four hours before adding it in the vase.
4. Add special preservatives to roses in water. You find them at the flower shop and it cost a dime. Read carefully the instructions on the packaging and don’t add more preservatives than indicated, because you will do more harm than good.
5. Prepare your own rose preservative.
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1/3 teaspoon of chlorine
- 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
- 1 liter of water at room temperature
Mix everything very well until the sugar melts and add the solution obtained in the vase.
6. Change the rose water daily. They need fresh water to last longer. In addition, stagnant water favors the growth of bacteria, resulting the death of the flowers.
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