How To Keep Flowers Fresh In a Vase

At Switchapot, we understand the importance of keeping your flowers fresh and beautiful. There's nothing quite like a stunning bouquet of flowers to elevate the atmosphere of any room, but without proper care, those flowers can wilt and lose their charm all too quickly. So, how can you ensure your flowers last as long as possible? Here are our top tips for how to keep flowers fresh in a vase:

Firstly, it's important to start with a clean vase.

Any bacteria or dirt left in the vase can cause your flowers to deteriorate more quickly. Make sure to wash your vase thoroughly with soap and warm water before filling it with fresh water.

Step 2: Plant food & water

Once your vase is clean, fill it with lukewarm water and add the plant food that comes with your bouquet. Didn't receive any? You can make your own! Simply add 2 tablespoons of sugar mixed with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. The sugar assists with the opening of the blooms and the vinegar keeps your flowers fresh for longer.

Step 3: Remove lower leaves that will be submerged in water:

Next, remove any leaves or foliage that will be submerged in the water. This helps prevent bacteria growth, which can cause your flowers to wilt away. Also make sure to cut the stems at an angle, as this creates a larger surface area for the flowers to absorb water.

Step 4: Position out of direct sun & away from drafts:

Finally, be mindful of where you place your vase. Keep your flowers out of direct sunlight, away from drafts, and in a cool room. These factors can all cause your flowers to wilt prematurely.
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To summarise, keeping your flowers fresh in a vase is all about starting with a clean vase, providing the right nutrients (plant food or your home made sugar & vinegar mixture), removing excess foliage, cutting the stems at an angle, and placing the vase in the right location.
We understand that keeping flowers fresh can be a challenge, but with these simple tips and the right vase, you can enjoy your beautiful blooms for as long as possible. So why not browse our range of ceramic vases and find the perfect vessel for your next bouquet? You'll be able to enjoy your flowers in style, knowing that they're being cared for with the utmost attention to detail.