Take good care of cut flowers to make them live longer

Some people buy cut flowers to keep in their living or bed room. Some gets them as gift from a relative or friend. Anybody would love these beautiful creation of God to live as many as days possible. Fresh flowers will live longer if you take care of them the following ways.

1) If the flowers gifted or bought are already in a vase, just cut the bottom of the stems in 2 days and put them back to changed fresh water in vase. Remove the leaves that touch the water. Try to use distilled water. Use cold water for tulips, daffodils etc, but lukewarm water is better for all other varieties. It is better to add flower food or some sugar to the water to help them last longer. Use glass vase and try to avoid metal containers.

2) Cold temperature is good for flowers. Hot or warm temperature kills them faster. So keep them away from direct sunlight, open windows, and materials or appliances that give away heat.

3) Spray water on flowers regularly to keep them alive. Remove the rotten or dried pieces from the bunch. Remove the water in every 2 days.

4) If the flowers are wrapped, remove the covering, cut the bottom and insert the stems in to water after adding some food or sugar in to the water. If arranged in water sponge, spray little water on the flowers as well as in the container or basket in which they are arranged, every day in required quantity.

Dubai flower delivery has a wide variety of arrangements to buy for your house or office and also to send as gift to someone.


Author is owner of a leading flower shop in Dubai with online order facility. He has 10 years experience of managing this service and writing on it. Information on products and services is given on occasional blog posts.

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