The cut flowers and their proper care
Every flower arrangement looks fresh and charming. The natural beauty of the flowers is also carried over into the interior. But how can you keep the cut flowers fresh for a long time? Every type of plant is different. Today we want to give you useful tips for the proper care of some favorite varieties:
The best time to pick the lilac branches is early in the morning. It is best to choose branches whose flowers are only up to two thirds open.
Put the lilac bouquet in the water by adding a little potassium or a drop of boric acid. Keep your lilac branches in a cool place.
How can you revive the bouquet a bit? Simply soak the stems in hot water for 2 hours. It is not a must to change the water every day. All you have to do is dip an ice cube into the water.
The lilac branches can hold out for up to two weeks.
Unfortunately, these beautiful spring flowers don’t last very long. In order to be able to have them in the house for as long as possible and to enjoy their beauty longer, you can choose a cool storage location without direct sunlight.
Put the tulips in cold water to freshen up once every 2-3 days.
- lily of the valley
You would need a low vase for the lilies of the valley, otherwise their stems will suffice and wither. A little vinegar is added to the water.
When you pick, however, be careful to keep the short stem of these delicate flowers intact. This will keep them fresh longer.
The chrysanthemums can keep fresh for a long time. Before placing them in the water, the flower stalks are cut along. It is also a good idea to remove the leaves on the stem.
This type of plant likes fresh, lukewarm water. Therefore change it every day. You can add a little vinegar to this: 1 tbsp per liter. The chrysanthemums are ideally kept in light-flooded, well-ventilated rooms.
The freesias native to South Africa should stand in the water for their entire length. The flowers usually last up to 6-8 days. Although the water is not polluted, it is now changed twice. Cut the stem of the freesia again and add 3% sugar to the water.
For a longer life, you’d better pluck the cyclamen, so don’t cut them off! Only then should you cut off the stem and put it in cool water. Little trick: do not take out the flowers when changing the water! Keep the water level low: only a quarter of the stem should be completely submerged. A little sugar in the water helps to keep the cut flowers fresh for a long time. The cyclamen do not like to be kept in a vase with other flowers.
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