7 Tips To Make Cut Flower Arrangements Last Longer

Clean Vase

Start with a clean vase to prevent bacteria growth. Wash the vase with soap and water before arranging the flowers.

Fresh Cut

Trim the stems at an angle under running water using sharp scissors or floral shears. This increases the surface area for water absorption.

Remove Excess Foliage

Remove any leaves that will be submerged in water. Leaves can decay and promote bacterial growth, reducing the vase life of the flowers.

Rehydrate Wilting Flowers

If flowers start to wilt, immerse the whole stem in warm water for a few hours to rehydrate them.

Avoid Overcrowding

Arrange flowers with enough space between stems to allow for proper air circulation. Overcrowding can lead to quicker decay.

Know Your Flowers

Different flowers have different care requirements. Some may benefit from certain techniques, such as searing the stems of woody plants.

Trimming Every Few Days

Trim the stems every few days to ensure they can continue to absorb water effectively.

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