How to keep a tulip bouquet fresh: basic rules

By Andrii MaistrenkoApr 25, 2024 10:37 AMGarden
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How to keep a tulip bouquet fresh
How to keep a tulip bouquet fresh. Source: www.bhg.com

With March 8th, a day often associated with the beauty of tulips, approaching, it's important to know how to keep them fresh. By following these recommendations prepared by SSPDaily, you can ensure that your bouquet will last as long as possible.

1. Make the perfect stem cut

As soon as you receive the bouquet, attend to it immediately. Use a sharp knife to make an even cut on each stem. Ensure the cut is perfectly even as this will help the flowers stay fresh for a long period of time.

2. Store in cold water

Tulips thrive in cool temperatures, so make sure your water is cold. This can be achieved by adding a few ice cubes to the vase. Cold water helps preserve tulips and prevents them from opening prematurely.

3. Protect from heat sources

To avoid overheating, keep the flower arrangement away from radiators and other heat-emitting objects. Additionally, at night, consider placing the bouquet on the balcony (if the temperature does not drop below +2 degrees Celsius). Such a cool environment will ensure the longevity of your tulips.

4. Enhancers to increase endurance

To increase the life expectancy of tulips, you can add an aspirin tablet (per liter of water) or a teaspoon of granulated sugar to the vase. These additives will help nourish the tulips, ensuring that they stay fresh and vibrant for a long period of time.

Make sure you change the water in the vase daily and trim the stems every 1-2 days. A trim of just a couple of millimeters is enough to improve water absorption and maintain the overall freshness of the tulips.

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