5 Tips to help keep your flowers fresher for longer

Those precious gestures, flourishing relationships and tender moments are things we wish would happen every day and not just on special occasions such as Valentine’s Day. Seize every opportunity to show your loved one how much they mean to you and employ NetFlorist’s services to help you do just that! NetFlorist is also here to help you with a few tips and tricks that we’ve picked up along the way. Below are five tips to ensure that those passion-filled flowers last that little bit longer! Read our 2018 tricks on how to care for and revitalise your rose bouquet.


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A teaspoon of sugar

By adding a teaspoon of sugar, per twelve stems, you are providing the flower with some much-needed energy to grow. If you have no sugar to spare, use 1/3 of a cup of sprite and mix it straight into the water. Repeat this every time you change the water in the vase.

Hold it in place

Hairspray is used to hold hair and makeup in place, but it can also be used as a touch up for flowers. Stand approximately three steps away and spray a small amount on the petals of the flowers.

An apple a day

Experiment with apple cider vinegar. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons of sugar, mix it and add it to the water. We can’t, however, guarantee that apples will start growing!

99% germ killer

Try a teaspoon of bleach, thick or thin, to the water. The bleach will kill all the potential bacteria that may grow in the vase.

Change is good

Try putting a copper coin or two at the bottom of the vase. It is said that the copper acts as an acidifier, which prevents bacteria growth.


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