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6 Tips to Make Fresh Cut Flowers Last Longer
A place decked with an Assorted Flowers Bouquet is sure to lend a zesty appeal to the cited spot. Yet, these Fresh Flowers fail to attain immortality and watching these fascinating florals droop down can be a big downer.

Here are some expert tips that will hopefully aid in extending the life-line of a fresh cut flower:

  • Plucking Period - Picking up flowers on the influx of a new day is a prudent decision as the blossoms have had the entire nightís rest and it hasnít been exposed to the dayís warmth yet. Apart from mornings, the next best option is evening. Plucking florals in the evening wonít cause wilting of the blossoms under the scorching heat of the sun. Ideally, plucking flowers during noon time is mostly bypassed as because, at this time of the day florals possess very little moisture that wonít last long if cut and placed in a carafe.

  • Sanitizing the Vases - Disinfecting the vases is an authentic method of keeping the cut florals fresh for a longer extent. Sanitizing vases with water and bleach is a popular practice but using a mixture of soap and water works well too. A blotched vase with segments of bacteria and mildew is sure to hamper the liveliness of blossoms and hence cleaning and sterilizing flower vases are a must.

  • Routine Check of Water Levels - Some breeds of blossoms require more watering than the rest, and therefore, checking water levels on a daily basis is a necessity. Since clarified water makes sure of sustained longevity, for some expensive lot of florals, it is best advisable to make use of filtered water instead of regular tap water.

  • Floral Fodder - A balanced concoction of sugar (nutrient), lemon juice (an acidifier) and home bleach must be prepared and dissolved in the vessel water to feed the fresh cut florals. These 3 ingredients will not only nourish the blooms but will also allow maximum secretion of water by keeping the mouth of the stems wide-open and kill bacteria formation that may cause premature ageing and wilting of flowers.

  • Cutting and Re-Cutting Stems - Wide surface area must be provided to the floral stems for maximum intake of water and this can be attained by carefully trimming off the ends of the stems at an angular motion. This method ceases the untimely damping process of the blooming blossoms by keeping the flower full of moisture. The bottoms of the stems should be cut (while the stems are still immersed in water) at frequent intervals since dried up stems cannot secrete water which ultimately wither and cause decay to the buxom blossoms.

  • Placing Florals Wisely - The ideal practice is to place the magnificent floral arrangements in cool environment, away from direct sun exposure and humid spots like that of heater and television tops as well as in front of entrance doors. Also it is advisable to avoid placing flowers near ripening fruit, which releases tiny amounts of ethylene gas which refrains the blossomís prolonged display.

The water and ph level of the vase must be maintained on a diurnal basis. The deceased leaves must be removed from the flower stems as they may stimulate bacteria formation and a chance of infection gets heightened. Following these common tips will definitely prohibit the florals from withering away before time.