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How to take care of roses in your bouquet?

Florist’s Secrets to Long-Lasting Roses: Bouquet Care Tips

There’s nothing quite like receiving a stunning bouquet of roses. Their velvety petals and intoxicating fragrance can brighten any room. But the key to keeping them looking their best isn’t magic – proper care and maintenance! When cared for properly, cut roses can last up to two weeks in a vase, giving you plenty of time to enjoy their charm. Following a few easy steps, you can make your roses last longer and maintain their beauty for days or weeks.

long stem red roses in box

If you want to keep your flower fresh for longer, whether it’s a rose bouquet or a mix of various flowers, you can extend the enjoyment of the recipient or yourself. Our roses are freshly picked from the farm and arrive in a bud. This means that they will open up a day or so after delivery and will last longer in a vase.You can also take a few steps to care for your roses; check out our floral experts’ favorite rose care tips to help you get the absolute most out of your fresh blooms.

How to Make a bouquet of flowers Last Longer?

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Roses are fantastic flowers in various shapes, sizes, and hues. They are a favorite in gardens across the globe, with over 150 types growing as shrubby plants, climbers, and groundcovers. However, preserving the freshness of roses can be tricky, but it is possible with proper care and maintenance of roses. With our tips, you can extend the lifespan of your bouquet of flowers by hours or even days. When you receive your stunning bouquet, take immediate action to ensure that the roses maintain their vibrancy. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Unpack your roses ASAP

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unwrap your rose bouquet right away and let them breathe! The Plastic traps moisture, which can wilt the petals. But make sure you leave the cardboard sleeves (if there are any ) around the stems for protection. The cardboard keeps the stems safe until it’s time to plop them in a vase. 

2. Pinch and Release

To keep your flowers fresh for a longer time, you can simply pinch the gap between the petals and the stem and release it, as it allows oxygen to flow freely and prevents the flowers from wilting too quickly. 

3. Trim the Stems 

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To ensure that your roses maintain hydration properly, trim the stem at least 3-5cm and cut the ends at an angle to increase the surface area for water absorption.

4. Remove (Prune) some of the leaves & Guard petals 

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When you find brownish petals on the outside of your rose, don’t worry. These are the old guard petals that sometimes look worn out. Florists leave them on for protection during transit like bubble wrap. Remember to remove any leaves falling below your vase’s waterline. Dirty water makes your stems drink faster and will make them fade quicker.

5. Keep the roses in the right clean Vase. 

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To keep your roses looking fresh and fabulous, it’s essential to get them into a vase filled with extraordinary, clean water as soon as possible. This will prevent dehydration and ensure they start their journey in your home on the right foot (or stem!). Always use a clean vase and thoroughly wash vases between uses to provide fresh flowers with clean water to prolong their life. Avoid overcrowding the vase, as this can restrict airflow and water access. 

6. Place them in plenty of clean, lukewarm water

pink roses in vase

Roses need a lot of water. To keep your roses healthy, it’s essential to put them in water within 1-3 hours after leaving the Floral Department, depending on the temperature outside. To fill the vase, add water until it’s half or two-thirds full. Make sure the water is clean to prevent bacteria from reaching your roses.

7. Re-trim & Change water every few days

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Using clean and fresh water for your vase is often recommended, just like you would prefer for your consumption. This could help ensure the longevity and beauty of your flowers. To keep your flowers fresh, trim their stems by 1cm daily and add flower food when the water changes. 

8. Keep them Safe from Sunlight

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 Preventing flowers being exposed to direct sunlight will keep your roses fresher. This is because direct sunlight can cause them to wither and lose color quickly. Instead, we suggest placing your bouquet on a kitchen, dining, or entry table, away from south-facing windows and heat sources like radiators and fires. Cooler temperatures can also help prolong the life of your roses. 

9. Keep an Eye on your Roses

roses in a vase

If you put roses in a vase, they usually last 5-7 days. But some roses can last up to 2 weeks if you care for them properly. Keep an eye on your roses, and if the water turns yellowish or cloudy before the third day, replace it to prevent bacterial growth. After that, cut the stems again, and the roses should start looking better within 2-3 hours.

10. Mist the petals

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To keep your roses fresh, it’s best to mist them with plain water every few days. Ensure you avoid getting water on the leaves and don’t soak the flowers. 

How to Keep Roses Fresh and Last Longer? (Bonus Tips)

  • If you want to keep your roses fresh for longer, you can try some unconventional tricks. You can implement these tips along with one of the following suggestions to ensure your roses stay fresh.
  • Tricks to Extend the Life of Your Roses
  • Cut the stem of a rose under running water at an angle for better water absorption using a sharp, nonserrated knife.
  • It is essential to avoid having leaves or thorns submerged underwater, as this can lead to the growth of bacteria.
  • Keep your flowers away from windowsills, radiators, and fruit, as they can cause dehydration and fading.

Bottom Line 

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With just a few easy steps, you can keep your roses looking beautiful for longer. Providing fresh water, proper trimming, and a cool, comfortable environment are all crucial to extending the life of your roses. Remember, a little bit of care can make a big difference when it comes to preserving the longevity of your flowers. So why not put these tips into practice and enjoy the beauty and joy your roses bring for days to come?

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