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Flowers are fun to have around. Their pretty petals and their mild scent is something to look forward to. Luckily, these beautiful gifts from above are pretty easy to care for. All you have to do is follow our Care Tips to learn how to properly care for your precious blooms.

Guide and Tips to Care Flowers:

Clean the Vase
Before placing your flowers in any containers or vase, you must ensure that it is clean. Use warm water to clean your vase. To thoroughly sanitise your vase, you should use soapy water to clean the vase. This will prevent the growth of germs and bacteria that can cause wilting and dehydration of the cut flowers. Rinse thoroughly and leave it to dry before putting your flowers. Do not leave your vase to dry without proper cleaning as these bacteria and viruses may kill your new bouquets.
Change Water Regularly
You need fresh, clean water to keep your flowers alive. To retain the freshness of flowers and avoid dehydration, you should always put a good amount of water in the vase. Besides adding water, you should also change the water in the vase once it starts to get cloudy. Remember that dirty, murky water allows bacteria to grow. Polluted water also causes a bad smell. If you have flowers that came in foam, you should water them daily.
Clean and Healthy Water
Sugar into the water helps nourish the flowers and boosts the opening of the blooms. In addition, a little vinegar or lemon mixed into the water helps hinder the growth of bacteria and viruses. This will also keep your flowers fresher for a longer time.
Remove Lower Leaves
In any case a leaf is soaked in water, you should remove them. It is more important especially if a dry leaf is soaked in water. Expose fresh stems to help the flower absorb more water.
You should also get rid of dead parts of the flower to avoid it from damaging the other parts. Dead or infected parts will affect the health of your flower. Remove the unwanted parts by cutting them using a sharp knife. Cutting these parts prevents bacterial growth that causes the flower to rot.
Use Sharp Knife to Cut
Skip dull objects and scissors when cutting the stems of the flower. Doing so damages the tissue and hinders its water absorption process. Always use a sharp knife when cutting parts of your flowers.
When cutting the stems of your flowers, you should cut an inch or 2 in an angle. The process helps the flower absorb more water. You should trim every few days to maintain the freshness of your flowers.
Keep in Good Temperature
Do not put your cut flowers under direct sunlight to avoid them from drying quickly. Flowers dry up and become dehydrated when exposed to heat. Remember that cut flowers are sensitive to temperature.
Display your flowers in a cool, draft-free place. A shady environment away from direct heat is the best place for your cut flowers.
Keep Away from Toxic Environment
Flowers are also sensitive to air pollutants like cigarette smoke and poisonous materials. Keep your flowers away from radiations and toxics. A filthy environment destroys the flowers so you need to let them have fresh and clean air.
Flowers are also sensitive to ripening fruits as they produce a gas called ethylene. This gas is dangerous to flowers as it causes the petals to fall. Keep your cut flowers away from ripening fruits.