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How to Keep Flowers Fresh

Fresh flowers are an instant mood booster, so seeing them wilt and dry out is the last thing any of us want. After they’ve been cut, flowers tend to age quickly and begin to droop, leaving them lacklustre.

If you’re wondering how to make flowers last longer, we’ve compiled a few tried-and-true methods to help keep your lovely bouquet lasting for a little longer. 

Looking for a bright and vibrant bouquet of flowers? Visit Poco Posy to find out the day’s selection of flowers. For more information, call 1300 868 168 or send an email and one of our lovely florists will reach out to you.

How to Keep Flowers Fresh

Interested in how to make flowers last longer? We’ve listed some best tips to help you do the trick and have your bouquet lasting for weeks.

Keep flowers in a cool, dark place

Flowers last longer when they are kept in a cool, dark place. So, if you want your flowers to look their best for as long as possible, make sure to keep them away from any heat sources and out of direct sunlight.

Cut the stems at an angle

To keep flowers fresh for longer, cut the stems at an angle before putting them in water. This will help them absorb more water at an efficient rate, and stay hydrated for a longer period of time.

Change the water every few days

If you want your flowers to last, make sure to change the water regularly. Flowers need fresh water to stay hydrated, so don’t forget to top up their vase as needed. Start by removing any bacteria by cleaning out the vase with dish washing liquid. Then fill the vase with room temperature water.

Remove any leaves that will be below the waterline

Leaves that are submerged in water will rot and start to decay, which can shorten the lifespan of your flowers. So, before putting your flowers in a vase, gently remove any leaves that will be below the waterline.

Add a floral food packet

If your flowers came with a floral food packet, make sure to add it to the water. This will help replenish the nutrients that your flowers need to stay healthy and vibrant. If your bouquet didn’t come with a food packet, there are plenty of DIY methods you can make at home, such as mixing water with lime or lemon juice.

Mist the flowers

Flowers need water to survive, but did you know their petals can drink water too? If you want your flowers to stay fresh and hydrated, mist them with water and prevent them from wilting. Simply fill a spray bottle with water and give the flowers a light mist every few days, allowing the petals to drink to water.

Refrigerate overnight

If you’re looking to keep flowers fresh and vibrant for longer, the best thing you can do is put them in the fridge! Yes, that’s right – your fridge can actually help prolong the life of your flowers. Simply place your vase of flowers in the fridge before you go to bed, and in the morning you’ll have the same beautiful blooms. So next time you’re looking to keep fresh flowers, don’t forget the power of your fridge!

Poco Posy florals

Discover our selection of flowers online by visiting Poco Posy. Whether you want something small, something extravagant, or something in between, we have a range of stunning florals to suit any occasion, available also for next day flower delivery Brisbane. Contact our floral specialists to order a bouquet or for more information about how to keep flowers fresh at 1300 868 168 or send us an email.


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