Receiving flowers on Valentine’s Day is a very special feeling. Colorful, fragile, and beautiful, flowers like roses, tulips, orchids, and daisies reflect the romance that is in the air and become a source of warmth as well.
However, watching beautiful flowers wilt away within a few days is a sad sight to see. Here is a look at some things you can do to slow down this process and preserve your delightful flowers longer!
Floral Care Tips
- Soda is a fantastic solution that will make your Valentine’s Day flowers last a while longer. Soda has an optimum amount of sugar and functions as a nutrient for flowers. Remember to use a clear soda (Sprite) for transparent vases.
- For a quick fix to preserving flowers, spray some hair spray on the underside of the flower’s leaves and petals.
- One of the reasons for flowers to wilt is the formation of bacteria in the vase’s stagnant water. One of the simplest ways to prevent this is to add a few drops of vodka (yes, vodka) in the water. Vodka also has sugar content that provides nutrition to cut flowers.
- This preservation method might come as a surprise, but has been a method used for quite some time. Crush an aspirin and let dissolve in the vase water.
- Another household ingredient that can be used is bleach. Only 1/4 of a teaspoon needs to be added for every liter of vase water. You can even add a little sugar to the bleach-water solution, as this is very helpful for keeping the water clear and bacteria-free.
The longevity of your beautiful Valentine’s Day flowers depends mostly on the quality of water in which they sit. It is very important that the vase water is changed every other day. You can also trim the flower’s stem every few days to eliminate the chances of rotting.