Rose Care: Helping Your Roses Last Longer
Follow these simple steps to get the maximum vase life
and enjoyment from your fresh cut roses!
TLC Starts with H2O
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 every day and add more water as needed.
Flower food contains three essential ingredients that help extend the life of your roses: a food source for continued flower development, an acidifier to control the pH of the water and a biocide to kill harmful bacteria.
Keep the Bad Stuff Out
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. 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.
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