Eight ways you can increase the life of your Flowers

1. Cut stems

It is very important to cut an inch or two from the stems every other day so that the flowers can take in nutrients and water easily. Also it is good idea to cut the stems under running water at a 45 degree angle in order to prevent extra air from entering the stems.

2. Remove extra foliage

Remove any leaves from areas of the stems that will be submerged in water otherwise. Getting rid of this extra foliage will decrease any bacteria in the water and will help keep the water clear and clean longer

3. Clean vase

Clean the vase inside out before arranging your flowers in it as this will help remove any microorganisms.

4. Change water

Every other day you should take the flowers out of the vase and change the water. Before, changing the water you should rinse the vase properly with warm water.

5. Use flower food

If available, use a small pack of flower food every time you change the water.
While exact ingredients vary depending on the manufacturer, most of them contain sugar to feed the flowers, acid to maintain the pH levels of the water and bleach to prevent bacteria in the water.

6. Or use aspirin

You can also use an aspirin in the vase for better results. It will reduce the bacteria count in the water.

7. Keep them in cool temperature

Flowers should be kept in a cool temperature between 18 degrees Celsius to 22 degree Celsius. Extreme environment will make them wilt sooner.

8. Choose the right sized vase

The team of florists and designers at The Flower Studio are experts and hence will always use the right size of vase/container for the arrangements we sell but what if you have a hand tied bouquet and are placing the flowers in a container yourself. It is important that you choose an appropriate sized vase or container to place your flowers as using a narrow one can crush the stems and on the other hand using a one that is too wide will ruin the arrangements look.

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