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The roses are charming, but very sophisticated and pretentious flowers too. There are some tricks to prolong the rose's life:
· It would be good, if it's any possibility, to be conserved in a cold place, even the fridge, but not near the other products, for a few hours, after bought them.
Cut the stem at a very sharp angle under the water and than let the water to flow over the stems for 3 minutes.
Soften the base of the stem into mint oil before put in the vase.
· Add some lemon drops into flower's water or a little salt.
· Introduce the roses till flower in a tall and full of water vase than leave them in a dark cold place even for 24 hours.
· For bacteria to be destroyed, add a drop of disinfecting substance in flowers water.
· The roses need to stay in tall vases, filled with warm water.
· You have to change the water daily.
The tulip's availability, as a cut flower, is from 8 to 10 days. The tulip doesn't bear the water privation and the warmth. For a better hydration, you need to cut the white base of the stem under the water and put it in a cold, without draught space, into cold and fresh water. To maintain the water's freshness and the flower's natural colors, attach some small branches of Tuia. You can also put a metal coin. To avoid the tulip's declension, you have to fill the vase with water or to wrap the flower into a paper, because the stem will turn towards the light.
The punks of the lily have their different opening phase, that the flower lives in water more than 1, maybe 2 weeks. For a long availability, you got to avert the full-blown flower's stamens, before the pollen will spot the petals, fading them. To prolong the lily's life, add in the water a spoon of white vinegar (it applies to the gladioluses, anemones too).
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The chrysanthemum is one of the most resistant cut flower and it will decorate your house for a long time, more than 2 weeks. By hybridization, the chrysanthemum has a several numbers of petals, multiple colors, forms and sizes. For the best hydration, you'll smash or cut the stem at a very sharp angle, eliminate the base leafs of the stem. A bouquet of chrysanthemum flowers has to be disposed in a large vase, so the flowers will not be crowded. You need to change frequently the water in the vase and powder the flowers with water, because the chrysanthemum loves the humidity.
The orchids will decorate your
place for 1 or 2 weeks, maybe more, if you offer them the best conditions. It's
important for you to know that the orchid, being an exotic flower, prefer a 26
degrees temperature. After gathering, the flowers have to be left in a cold space (10-15 degrees) for a couple of hours. Than put them in capacious vases. To refresh the orchids you'll cut the stem and than put it in a boiled water,
so the flowers will resist more. Keep them away from the draught, smoking or hot vapors (this is also a practice for the anthurium cut flower).
The daffodil cut flowers can resist from 4 to 8 days, if they are carefully attended. Their stems excrete a
viscous substance which is speeding up the blight process. Therefore you'll follow this practice: cut the stem at a very sharp angle 2 inches below the end, than pass it through the fire or leave it for a while in warm water, for the pest substance to be eliminated. You can use a combination of vinegar and salt to clean the daffodil's vase.