How to extend the life of cut roses at home?
No matter how nice and fresh roses are on the bushes, when cut and placed in a vase of water, they quickly lose their splendor and fade. However, there are ways to preserve for a long time the freshness and beauty of cut flowers - this will be discussed in the article.
How to care for cut roses?
All care measures will be useless if other flowers are in the same vase with roses.
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- Roses are harmful neighborhood with:
- sweet peas;
- lilies of the valley;
- by the resident.
To preserve the flowers in the vase in its original form, their stems should be quickly and competently processed as long as possible. Having brought the cut flowers home, they should be placed in a bath with warm water and with the help of a disinfected secateurs (or a sharp knife) cut the ends of the stems at an angle of 45 degrees. You can also flatten them or make a cruciate cut on them.
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The main thing is to carry out all trimming manipulations, keeping the stems under water, as the air clogs the capillaries in the stems, preventing the flow of water. In order to avoid rotting, one of the most important conditions when preparing flowers for placement in a vase is to free them from leaves and thorns in the part that will be under water.
Video: how to extend the life of a bouquet of roses
Water quality is critical to maintaining the bouquet in a vase.
Important! The best vessel for long-term and successful preservation of a pink bouquet is a wide ceramic container, which allows optimizing air circulation in the water.
It should be one of the following:
The optimum water temperature in summer is + 15 ° C, and in winter - + 25 ° C. Water in the tank should cover 70% of the total length of the stem. A bouquet of roses is replaced daily with water. During the procedure, the vase should be washed thoroughly with soap, eliminating dirt and bacteria.
Ways to extend the life of roses
If pure water is enriched with nutrients, the life of the bouquet can be extended by almost half a month. There are several simple tools that not only nourish the flowers with useful substances, but also protect them from infections.
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For example, each liter of water can be enriched:
- a tablespoon of granulated sugar;
- 2 teaspoons of vinegar;
- 2 drops of ammonia;
- a tablespoon of vodka;
- 3 tablets of activated carbon;
- a similar amount of ground charcoal;
- 300 mg aspirin tablet;
- 1 mg bleach.
In addition to home remedies, you can use professionally made preservatives, which are available in flower shops.
What if roses fade?
There are ways to “cheer up” flowers that have begun to fade.
Important! Although it is better to cut roses for a bouquet in cloudy weather, this should not be done in the rain, since very wet flowers deteriorate quickly.
Florists resort to the following:
- Immerse the stems of the decorative losing flower in hot water (+ 90 ° C) for 5 minutes, then cut off the black ends and place the flowers in a vase with cold water. To prevent leaves and buds from being exposed to steam, they need to be wrapped with plastic wrap.
- A cool bath is arranged for flowers for 3 hours, after which the stems are released from the thorns, and 5 cm of the stem below are peeled. Then the section of the stem is briefly burned with open fire.