How to Make your Vase Flowers Last Longer

White Flowers in A Vase

Finding the perfect Melbourne Florist, Australia, is just the first step in making sure that you always have access to beautiful, fresh flowers. Once you know where to go for the arrangements that you love, the next step is making sure that you understand how to care for these bouquets properly. After all, as wonderful as a vase full of stunning flowers can be, these delightful blooms begin to lose their lives from the moment they’re plucked. 

Fortunately, as local experts in all things flowers, we’ve put together some top tips for our customers, to help prevent your arrangements from withering ahead of schedule. 

Improving the Longevity of Your Bouquet

First things first, start by finding out how long your flowers should last to start with. The lifespan of a flower can vary depending on which plant you choose. While Gardenia’s only last for between one and five days, for instance, there are many other flowers that can last well over two weeks. For the longest lasting flowers, consider:

  • Chrysanthemum
  • Carnations
  • Cymbidium (Orchids) 
  • Sunflowers
  • Hypericum

You can also get a lot of life out of some lilies and roses too. If you’re not sure which arrangement is going to deliver the longest-lasting appeal, ask one of the team here at In Full Bloom for some tips. We’ll be able to guide you towards the option that’s right for you. 

Creating the Right Environment

There are also various other things, besides the breed of plant that you choose, that can affect how long it’s likely to last. For instance, how a florist transports the cut flowers to their store, and how they’re maintained upon arrival can make a huge difference. Here at In Full Bloom, we’re committed to ensuring that our flowers stay clean and well-hydrated as they wait for you. 

What’s more, because we’re a local Melbourne Florist, Australia customers don’t have to worry about their arrangements travelling long distances either. Once your flowers arrive at your home, they’ll be in perfect condition. However, it’s up to you to make sure that they stay that way.

Re- cutting flowers before you put them into a clean vase with high-quality water is a good step. Additionally, it helps to remove any sad looking or damaged foliage too. 

Help Your Flowers Flourish

Basic customer maintenance can be as simple as ensuring that you keep your flowers in a room that’s at the right temperature and exposed to plenty of natural light. Keep your flowers away from vents and heaters that might cause them to dry out. 

Additionally, be careful to keep a close eye on the amount of water in your vases. Topping up your water regularly could be crucial in colder or hotter months. Move your blossoms away from any heat spots, and make sure that the stems are cut at an angle to help with hydration when your flowers are absorbing moisture throughout the day. 

Remember, placing a flower next to a fruit bowl can be dangerous, as fruits can emit gasses that harm a flower’s lifespan. 

Good luck making the most of your beautiful flowers from In Full Bloom!