keeping cut flowers alive for long

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  • #9842

    PottedGirl
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    any top tips for keeping house plants alive for a bit longer??

    #9892

    Gnomation
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    * warm water
    * cut (at an angle) and crush the ends

    Those 2 seem to work for me 🙂 who nos – mayb an old wifes tale!

    #10071

    PottedGirl
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    really? crush the ends??? never heard that one before – i’ll give it a go – thanks 😀

    #10099

    PottedGirl
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    just saw this on wiki answers … who knows if it works lol, but hey:

    Treat freshly cut flowers with hot water, “hardening”
    Immediately after cutting the flowers, put the stems in 43.5ºC water, and keep the container in a cool location for an hour or two. The hot water molecules move more quickly up the stem, while the flowers lose less water to cool air. The combination of these effects can provide the flowers with a huge increase in the amount of water it consumes, increasing the flower’s lifespan.

    #20777

    brightspark2986
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    A few drops of plain bleach helps

    #20876

    magdalena.spiwak
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    oh wow that sounds very drastic! i’ll give it a go!
    thanks!

    #21302

    hazmarl
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    I’ve heard of soluble aspirin & lemonade before but not bleach……always willing to try another point of view.

    #21324

    Flowersyearround
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    Yes cutting at a slanted angle seems to help keep them going! I have cut flowers now in my house from the 9th of August and they still look fresh as they say they were given to me! Never seen the likes of it before!

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