Most of the people who buy and sell flowers have only one thing they usually worry about and that is the life span of the flowers in their hands. This is usually the con of buying a product that has a limited lifespan or a lifespan that can easily be affected by the environment it is placed in. Flowers are relatively sensitive with their surroundings and they easily wilt or die when placed in a bad environment. There are many ways to keep flowers fresh or make them last longer. Most flower delivery in Singapore and even online florists know easy ways to keep their flowers fresh, making them stay longer in the market.
If you want those special hand bouquets, birthday flowers or flower arrangements to last longer, below are some tips to do so and would help you preserve the flowers for longer. These tips can easily be done by anyone and most of the things can easily be found in your home:
- Cut flowers during the cool part of the day
Cutting flowers during these cool periods helps them preserve more water and prevents them from losing it and becoming dry so quickly. You can choose to this during cold weather or during the night time, but if you choose to do it in the night time it would waste a good night dew that is considered to be food for flowers.
- Put flowers in a large and clean container
Placing flowers immediately in a clear container with fresh water will help keep them fresh as plants naturally need fresh water to stay alive and vibrant. Do this immediately, as you do not know how long the flower had been away from the ground or away from water if you want to try and preserve the freshness of the flower.
- Hot water
Treat your newly cut flowers in hot water. The combination of these effects can provide the flowers with a huge increase in the amount of water it consumes, increasing the flower’s lifespan. This is not necessary and is usually just something you could do to add to the lifespan of your flowers.
- Remove leaves
Removes the leaves that are submerged in water because too much water for them would make them rot and be food for bacteria which in turn will contaminate the flower and the water being soaked into them, making them wilt faster and preventing them from staying fresh. This may be a hassle to do but cutting them off neatly will be good for your flowers. Pulling them off is not a suggested method as it hurts the stem more than it should and therefore hurting the plant itself.
- Change water
It is always a good idea to change the water every day or every other day. Like being planted in the ground, flowers need to be watered every day and changing the water everyday guarantees that they soak up clean water most of the time.
- Keep flowers away from environmental dangers
There are many environmental dangers for your fresh flowers, especially if they are no longer rooted to the ground. Avoid placing them in places that exert heat like on top of television sets, near the window where they would be hit by direct heat or places where there are fruits.
- Remove Wilted Flowers
It is best to remove wilted flowers immediately when you start to notice them as they could release a gas that would cause a chain reaction to the other flowers making them wilt even more faster than before. Throw them away or place them far away from your other flowers as soon as possible.
These are easy ways that you can do, other than using flower preservatives, that could help keep your flowers fresh for a longer time. Flowers, even if they have been unrooted still need the same care and attention it needed when it was still growing. It takes time and patience if you want your flowers to stay alive longer.
Simple and easy ways, especially if you want to keep the sentimental flowers alive and fresh for a longer period before you have to throw them away. Even if you do not have a green thumb or do not believe you can take care of flowers, it is relatively easier to try and keep them fresh than growing them.
The next time you get a hand bouquet or a flower arrangement that you want to last longer and want to keep for its special and sentimental value, then make sure to do these easy tips. These are just some secrets of florists, especially ones who sell their products in flower shops where they would need to display their flowers in wraps and other methods which makes it convenient when someone buys them.
You can also ask your local florists for other tips or flower preservatives they may have in their store if you want to really get into taking care of your flowers. Some florists usually have their own flower preservatives that they sell in their flower shop to keep their products fresh, but you can also make flower preservatives on your own with everyday house items like apple cider vinegar and even aspirin. You just need to mix it with the water your flowers are being submerged in or spray it on your flowers from day to day.