8 Natural Ways To Make Cut Flowers Last Longer

Life without flowers is very sad! Beautiful colored plants can be a sign of eternal love, respect or even appreciation. We offer flowers to our mothers, grandparents and girlfriends and we also receive them from the important people in our lives.

But, to make them last longer in the vase just take a look over the next ideas, and choose the one suitable for you.

Soda

If there is a drop of soda in your soda can, don’t throw it away. Put it in the vase along with the water (about 50 milliliters of soda) because the sugar found in the soda will prolong the life of the flowers.

Hair spray

The same way it fixes your hair, hairspray will fix and offer a fresh look to your flowers for a long time. Spray the flower bouquet with hairspray from a 20-30 centimeters distance, just below the leaves and petals.

Apple vinegar

To prolong the life of flowers in the vase, add 2 tablespoons of apple vinegar and 2 tablespoons of sugar to the water. Change the water after a couple of days so that the flowers won’t dry out!

Vodka

The secret of prolonging the life of vase flowers is to prevent the growth of bacteria and to replace the nutrients that the flower would normally extract from the soil. Add a few drops of vodka and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a vase with water for antibacterial action. Change water every day and do not forget to add vodka and sugar.

Aspirin

Another way you can prolong the life of flowers is to crush an aspirin and put it in a vase. Don’t forget to change the water to a few days and add an aspirin pill.

Bleach

Freshly cut flowers will last longer if you add 1/4 teaspoon of bleach to 1 liter of water. Another popular recipe requires 3 drops of bleach and 1 teaspoon of sugar to 1 liter of water. In this way, bacteria will no longer develop into water.

Coins

Daisies will last longer if you add a few copper coins and a sugar cube to the water vase. Copper acts as an acidifying agent that prevents the growth of bacteria.

Sugar

The most common method of prolonging the life of flowers in the vase is to add sugar to water. Dissolve 3 tablespoons of sugar in 3 tablespoons of apple vinegar and use the solution to 1 liter of water. Sugar feeds the plants, while vinegar prevents the growth of bacteria.

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