The cut flowers and their proper care

The cut flowers and their proper care

Fresh and charming looks every flower arrangement. The natural beauty of the flowers is also transferred to the interior. How can you keep the cut flowers fresh for a long time? Every plant species is different. Today we want to give you useful tips for the proper care of some favorite varieties:

  1. lilac

Flower Arrangement Lilac Bouquet Keep fresh for a long time

Briefly immerse the lilac stalk ends in hot water and place in the vase


The best time to pick the lilac branches is early in the morning. It is best to select branches whose flowers are open only up to two-thirds.

Put the lilac bouquet into the water by adding a little potassium or a drop of boric acid. Store your lilac branches in a cool place.

How can you revive the bouquet? Just dip the stems in hot water for 2 hours. It is not a must to change the water every day. It is only enough to dip an ice cube into the water.

The lilac branches last up to two weeks.

  1. tulips

Spring flowers tulips pink ostrich vase

Durability of the tulips is prolonged every day with an ice cube in the flower water

Unfortunately, these beautiful spring flowers do not last very long. To keep them in the house for as long as possible and enjoy their beauty for longer, you can choose a cool storage location without direct sunlight.

Once every 2-3 days, put the tulips in cold water for refreshing.

  1. lily of the valley

Cut flower fresh corn bell flower bouquet

When picking: rather pick the lily of the valley, do not cut

For the lilies of the valley, you would need a low vase, otherwise their stems will suffice to water and wither. A little vinegar is added to the water.

When picking, be sure to keep the short stem of these delicate flowers whole. This will keep you fresh for longer.

  1. chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums cut flowers care durable

The chrysanthemums like it hot

The chrysanthemums can keep fresh for a long time. In front of their places in the water, the flower stems are cut along. It is also recommended to also remove the leaves on the stem.

This plant species likes fresh, lukewarm water. Therefore, change this every day. For this you can add a little vinegar: 1 tbsp. Per liter. The chrysanthemums are ideally stored in light-flooded, well-ventilated rooms.

  1. freesia

Freesia buds bunch vase cut flowers popular

Cut the stems of the fragrant freesias with a knife so that they can absorb more water

South Africa-based freesia should be in full length in the water. The flowers usually last up to 6-8 days. Although the water is not polluted, it is now changed 2 times. Cut the stalk of freesia again and add 3% sugar to the water.

  1. cyclamen

Cyclamen cyclamen cut flowers care

The cyclamen as cut flowers are particularly durable

For a longer life, pluck the cyclamen, so do not cut them! Only then should you cut off the stalk and place in the cool water. Small trick: When changing the water do not get the flowers out! Keep the water level low: only a quarter of the stem should be completely submerged. Little sugar in the water helps to keep the cut flowers fresh for a long time. The cyclamen do not like being kept in a vase with other flowers.

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