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Rose Care: How to Save Roses with “Bent Necks”

April 17, 2012

Flower Care Tips from Expert Florist Jerry Rosalia.

Roses in a Vase

If you receive roses in a vase, and a rose starts to droop (which called a “bent neck”), here are ways to correct its posture in 4 easy steps:

  1. Remove that rose from the arrangement.
  2. Wrap the rose tightly in wet newspaper, leaving the stem protruding.
  3. Cut the drooping rose under water, but not under running water from a tap (which is aerated).
  4. Place the rose in a container filled with warm water.

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