Rose Care: How to Make Roses Last Longer
Follow these simple steps on how to care for cut roses to get the maximum vase life and enjoyment from your fresh cut roses!Shop All Roses >
Vase Water: Step 1 in Rose Care
This rose care tip is one you can’t skip! Getting your roses into water quickly is the first step in caring for them. Fill a vase ¾ full with fresh, cool tap water. The roses will absorb the water, soaking up the nutrients that will travel up to the bloom and create a lively flower. Check the water level in your rose’s vase every day and add more water as needed.
Flower food contains three essential ingredients that help your roses last longer:
- A food source for continued flower development
- An acidifier to control the pH of the water
- A biocide to kill harmful bacteria.
Flower food is instrumental in caring for your roses.
Prune Your Cut Roses
Before placing the roses into the water, remove any extra foliage that would fall below the water line. Foliage in the water causes bacteria to grow, shortening the life of the roses.
How to Cut Rose Stems
Cutting your roses is crucial to maintaining their health and longevity. Cut each stem carefully at an angle, about an inch from the bottom, while holding the bottom of the stem underwater. Once it's cut, place the roses in the vase immediately. In general, happy roses last longer! So, take care of your cut roses by having the perfect amount of vase water, the right mix of flower food, prune the rose stems for added beauty and health, and cut the stems for longer lasting beautiful roses.
6 Common Types of Roses
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