Some varieties of flowers last longer than others. Carnations, for example, remain fresh for long periods of time. On the other hand, roses have a shorter life, but are prized for their special and delicate beauty.
Inverpalmas flowers are characterized by long life, maintaining its freshness and vibrant colors.
So, how to keep flowers fresh longer? … We give you some practical "tips":
- Water is the most important thing cut flowers need to keep fresh. Change your flowers water every other day to prevent bacteria build-up.
- Recut the flower stems using a sharp knife or scissors just before placing them in water, at 45 degree angle. If you can, better recut the stems underwater. In this way, flower stems will have a maximum surface area for the stems to drink water through.
- Remove any foliage or leaves from your flower stems that would be immersed in the vase water. This because foliage will deteriorate the water with bacteria.
- Add a packet of flower food to your flowers water each time you change the water. The food has some ingredients to prevent the growth of bacteria in the water. Also, the food contains sugars to help the flowers continue developing and opening.