How to revive the faded flowers
Tips / / December 19, 2019
Flowers wither for one simple reason: they do not have enough water. Revive the bouquet can be just a few simple steps. Of course, the ever fresh you do not save, but, at least, prolong the life of the flowers for a few days.
1. Cut the stems
The most common problem is that the lower edge of the stem dries and no longer absorb water. Take a pair of scissors or a sharp knife and make a bevel cut to the greatest possible part of the stem received water. So the flower will stand on the sharp end, which will help the water flow into the stem. And to further facilitate the access of water, make on stalk small longitudinal incision (2-4 cm).
2. Put flowers in warm water
Warm water moves faster than the stalk and clears conducting vessels of plants, so the flowers easier to get water. Of course, boiling water poured into the vase is not necessary, just open both hot and cold faucets to water was tepid.
Please note that tulips can not tolerate warm water.
3. Add nutrient mixture
This will prolong the life of cut flowers and help revitalize the bouquet, which has already begun to fade. You can buy ready-mix or cook it at home by mixing sugar, citric acid or juice and a little bleach. Sugar flowers provide food, citric acid will lower the water level of pH (that helps water to rise quickly through the stalkSugar and Acidity in Preservative Solutions for Field-Grown Cut Flowers. ), And the bleach will not breed bacteria.
Take 2 tbsp. l. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. l. sugar and ½ st. l. brightener per liter of water. This mixture should be changed every day or every other day to prevent the development of bacteria. And do not worry that bleach will damage the flowers: such a small concentration is absolutely safe.
Do not expect an immediate effect. To your bouquet "alive" would take at least several hours.
5. Repeat the procedure
Trim colors every two days, cutting off the stem centimeter. Every day or at least every other day, change the water in the vase, adding a new portion of the nutrient mixture.
Do not leave a bouquet on a window sill if your windows are located on the sunny side: in the heat of the flowers wither quickly. It is better to move the vase in a cool dark place, at least for a while, while you are not home.
In case of emergency
If your bouquet needs emergency resuscitation, dip the flowers in a bucket or other container with water at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. This will restart the water absorption process. After that follow the first three steps described above.