How to make flowers last longer: 3 tips
How to make flowers last longer
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How to make flowers last longer: 3 tips

When you get or buy a bunch of flowers, you want to keep them alive for as long as possible. And the right care certainly contributes to this. That’s why we’ve put three tips in a row, with which you can make flowers last longer.

A good start

A good start is half the work. So, first remove all packaging and rubber bands. Then cut one cm from the bottom of the stems diagonally, so that they can absorb a lot of water again. Preferably do this with a sharp knife and not with scissors, because otherwise you can damage the stems. Also remove the lower leaves of the stem, because bacteria can easily multiply in there, causing stalks to rot and flowers to die sooner. Finally, place the flowers in a clean vase with a layer of tap water of about 30 cm. You can use cut flower food, but it’s not necessary.

The right place

The place where you place them is also very important to make flowers last longer. Choose a place where there is no direct sunlight, otherwise the leaves of the flowers can dry out and burn. Flowers do best in a cool environment where there are no large temperature fluctuations. So don’t put them on the draft or near a heater. Also be careful with ripening fruit, especially with bananas. Fruit secretes a lot of ethylene gas during the ripening process, which accelerates the flowering process. And that’s exactly what we don’t want! 😉


If you have gone through the steps above, you can sit back and enjoy your flowers. But, do change the water about once a week. And if you’re at it: cut another cm off the bottom of the stem too.

This way you can make flowers last longer! Read more about the care of flowers and plants via this link