What you need to do to make flowers last longer: we checked which life hacks from the web really work

By Andrii MaistrenkoApr 14, 2024 10:37 AMGarden
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What you need to do to make flowers last longer
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You can find a really large number of different life hacks on the Web that tell you how to keep flowers fresh in a vase longer. For this purpose, coins, energy drinks, sugar, batteries, aspirin, alcohol, flower fertilizer, and even bleach are used. However, when you really want to extend the life of a bouquet of roses, tulips, or other flowers, it's hard to know which of these tips really work. Therefore, we decided to help you with this and figured out what to add to the water to make the flowers last longer. This was reported by SSPDaily.

What to do to make flowers last longer: do batteries work in water

Many social media users suggest this is the way to extend the life of bouquets of flowers. However, during an experiment, a rose that was placed in a vase with batteries and water did not last even a week. Therefore, this advice should be considered a myth.

What to add to water to make flowers last longer: coins

It would seem that a handful of copper coins placed in water with fresh flowers is unlikely to help. But it turned out that this method really works. The bouquet really kept its fresh look longer. Some people on the Web claim that this is due to a natural fungicide contained in copper. They say it helps plants fight off diseases. Others insist that it is all due to the oxidation process, because flowers "love" an acidic environment. Be that as it may, the method can indeed be taken into account.

Water with energy drink or Sprite to make flowers last longer in a vase

In various social networks, you can see the advice to mix plain water with energy drink or Sprite in a 50-50 ratio, and then place a bouquet in the liquid. It's curious, but it's a really working method. Some florists even claim that such water works better than special feeding that can be purchased in stores.

What pills are added to flower water: pharmacy aspirin

This is probably the most popular method from the Web, which our mothers and grandmothers used to use. It really makes sense, because it does work. For the method to work the way you want, crush a few aspirin tablets and add them to the water. Even after more than a week, the flowers will feel great.

How to extend the life of a bouquet of roses: but it doesn't work well on other flowers

If you add 1 tbsp of alcohol to the water, your roses will last much longer and look fresh. Vodka works in the same way. But this method has shown poor results on other flowers. Therefore, it is better to use it only when other methods are not suitable.

Other life hacks to make flowers last longer

You can also find many other quite interesting ways. Some people recommend using potassium permanganate, bleach, oil, and sugar. However, all these methods have not proven to be effective, as the plants quickly wilted and lost their fresh appearance.

It is important not only to use various life hacks, but also to remember the rules of flower care. First of all, change the water regularly, spray the leaves and buds. This will make it easier for them to tolerate indoor conditions. If it's hot in the house, it makes sense to soak the bouquet in cool water for several hours. Also, update the cut of the flowers. Florists recommend cutting the tips obliquely, which will not prevent water from entering the stem.

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