The quick drooping of blooms is one thing that discourages flower aficionados. A cut flower will not last as long as a live one, but this is no reason to worry. There are two ways to work around this problem. The first is to learn the appropriate method to take care of the flowers that you have chosen. The second and easier method is to pick lasting flower varieties. Here are some flower species that have a significantly long vase life.
Bouquet Made of Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums come in different shapes and colors and they can be an easy to maintain option for your house decoration. Given adequate care, these flowers can stay fresh for up to two weeks. Before arranging them on a bouquet, make sure to soak them in clean water to condition them properly. We have already discussed some tips on cutting flowers to arrange a bouquet. In your arrangement, do not let any leaves remain underwater. Such leaves cause bacterial growth and end up harming your flowers. Do not arrange them in a crowded manner as this can restrict the airflow.
Carnations Arranged in a Box
Carnations are a popular choice for any bouquets as they are very affordable. If you keep them away from direct sunlight and heat and remember to water them very often, Carnations can last up to three weeks. They can be neatly arranged in a box and can be placed on tabletops as the centerpiece. To further increase the life of your flower arrangements, add floral preservatives to the water. You can easily find them at your local florists’.
Lilies in a Glass Vase
Lilies are an incredible option as low maintenance flowers. Having more than one flower bud from the same stem gives them a unique advantage. Purchase arrangements with a balanced mix of well bloomed flowers and unopened buds. The buds of lilies will gradually open up as the days pass by giving you fresh flowers each day. Cut out the older flowers and leaves as they began to dry up. This will ensure the longevity of the stem and the remaining flowers.
Orchids in a Vase
Orchids are known for their extensive lifespan as planted flowers. They last a decent period of about two weeks as cut flowers also. There are different types of orchids for every occasion available online. They have a unique texture which makes them less fragile than other indoor flowers. After cutting the bottom of the stem at a slanted angle, you can place the flowers in a half-filled vase. Keep trimming the stem every few days to ensure that the cut stays fresh. Too much water may have a less than desirable effect. Refill the water only when the level drops. Replace the water as soon as it starts to look cloudy.
Roses in Glass Vase
Roses are perhaps the most elegant of all flowers. Although they will wither within a few hours if left unattended, you can easily make them last for about a week in a glass vase filled with water. You can add flower foods like lemon-lime soda to the water to provide nourishment. Clean the water if petals, leaves, or other parts of the flower fall into it. If you want to use flowers from your home garden, cut them early in the morning before the sunlight gets strong. If you are unable to arrange them immediately, store them in the fridge.