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9 tips to keep cut flowers flowering longer

9 tips for how to keep cut flowers flowering longer in Australia
Try these 9 ways to keep cut flowers flowering longer. 

  1. Cut off the stems an inch every two days. This will keep the end of the stem open to draw water upwards.
  2. Fill a clean vase with warm water and replace water every two days.
  3. Add a 1/2 teaspoon each of bleach, sugar and white vingear into the water to extend flower life and reduce algae build up.
  4. Keep flowers away from direct sunlight. Ideally keep them in the coldest spot in the house and when guests come over put them in a pride of place.
  5. Keep flowers away from heaters and appliances giving off heat.
  6. Don’t place ethylene producing fruit, such as bananas, apples and kiwi fruit, with or next to your flowers. Ethylene accelerates aging.
  7. Don’t use vodka, aspirin or pennies like some websites suggest, this can damage the water’s health.
  8. Remove the lower branch leaves from the stem that would sit below the water line to prevent them fouling in the water.
  9. Pick flowers that have not opened their blooms fully, this will give you a day or two of extra viewing.9 steps how to keep cut flowers flowering longer in Australia #a

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