Flowers are beautiful. Professionally designed bouquets are particularly attractive. Flowers can also hold a lot of sentimental value as they are often given to us as gifts. It is no surprise that flowers are valued for their beauty and aesthetic value, so we wish to extend their lives. You can see www.flowersdirectory.co.uk on our website.
If taken care of, most flowers will last approximately 7 days. Some varieties can last up to 14 days. These steps will help prolong the vase’s life.
Make flowers out of water
Flowers will begin dehydrating after only a few hours without water. It is crucial to place flowers in a vase or container with water as soon possible. Use warm water to hydrate your flowers as soon as you get them home. Warm water will promote the opening of blooms, as most flowers are shipped in a closed- or tight-spaced stage.
Technically, the optimal temperature is 37.5C (99.5F), or roughly your body temperature. This temperature is where air bubbles from the stem can break apart. Also, flowers are more likely to absorb water that is warm than the surrounding environment.
Regularly change the water
Every two days, change the water. It is important that your flowers are well hydrated so that you can use cold water, instead of warm. This helps to keep flowers cool.
Use flower preservation
Affinity Flowers provides a sachet full of flower preserver with every order. A flower preservative consists of two main components: carbohydrates and antibacterial additives.
The carbohydrates act like food and help to maintain the flowers. They will also encourage flower heads to open more quickly. This is especially useful when opening tighter flowers such as lilies.
The bactericide ingredient stops bacteria from growing in the water. The bactericide will prevent bacteria from developing in the water. Bacteria-laden water can cause flowers to become more brittle. Bacteria can also be a problem as it can cause flower stems to become brittle and slow down water uptake. If it is left for too long, bacteria can discolour vase water and cause unpleasant odours.
Simply empty out the flower preservative packet into the vase and let it sit for a few minutes.
If you don’t have any flower preservative, you can add 1-2 drops of bleach instead. The bleach acts as an antibacterial just like the commercial flower preservatives.