- Cut the stems
Trimming the stems regularly at a 45 degree angle will increase water retention. As well as this, trimming them underwater will stop excess air from making its way into the stems.
- Remove leaves from the water level and below
This will ensure the water stays fresher for longer and will minimise bacteria which prevents the flowers from rotting.
- Remove wilted flowers
Dying flowers produce a gas which can result in other flowers wilting, so it is best to remove them to prevent other flowers from dying early.
- Refresh the water daily
It is important to remove debris from the water on a daily basis, as this will keep the flowers fresh and reduce the chance of infection.
- Use a clean vase or container
Wider vases are better, as they ensure the stems are not crammed in too tight. It is essential to clean your vase before placing your flowers in it, as this will decrease the chance of bacteria spreading.