Roses are absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous, no wonder it’s one of the most popular gift options for pretty much any and every occasion. Be it your birthday, wedding, anniversary, bridal shower, baby shower, graduation day, promotion day, Valentine’s Day, propose day, etc.- the chances of you receiving roses is much higher than any other flower from your loved ones.
Isn’t it heartbreaking to throw away the roses you have received the very next day because they no longer look fresh? Well, in case it breaks your heart to do so, don’t forget to give this article a read because we surely have some amazing tips for you by which you can keep your roses fresh for days and therefore you won’t have to throw them away the very next day.
Here are some ways you can keep your roses fresh and healthy for a longer period of time-
Keep them in freshwater
If you keep the roses you have received just lying on the table, chances are they will look dead to you within a few hours itself. Therefore, to save them for longer, take a vase (or even a glass will do in case you don’t have a vase readily available), pour some fresh water and keep your roses in it.
Don’t keep the flowers directly under the fan
You might think that if you keep fresh flowers directly under the fan, they would receive direct air and remain fresh for a longer period of time- but you are wrong, in fact, it’s pretty much the exact opposite. Fresh flowers stay better when they are not kept under direct air from the fan or the AC.
Sprinkle some fresh water on the roses
Sprinkle some amount of fresh water on the roses that you have received from time to time to keep them alive for a longer period of time. But don’t pour a lot of water either at the same time as this can damage the flowers.
Trim the stems daily
From the time you have received the flowers, start trimming the stems of the flowers daily or at least every time you change the water. Use a sharp knife or scissor and cut the stem at a 45 degree angle, this will help the flower to absorb the fresh water better.
Pro tip: Cut the stems of the roses underwater to decrease the chances of air bubbles being trapped inside the stems which block the water passage, thereby reducing the water intake of the flowers.
Cut the roses early in the morning
If you are planning to pluck fresh roses from your garden and gift it to someone, make sure you pluck the roses early in the morning on the day you have to give the flowers. Flowers bloom early in the morning therefore cutting this as soon as they bloom will prevent them from wilting due to the increased temperature during the day time and thus will remain fresh for longer.
Water the rose plant properly the night before plucking the flower
If you are planning on plucking fresh roses from your garden early in the morning and keep them fresh for a longer period of time, don’t forget to water the plant properly the night before. This step will make sure the flowers are well hydrated and hydrated flowers last longer in any temperature.
If you think you don’t have the time or patience to do these steps, or if you don’t have a rose plant at home, don’t worry- you can still give fresh roses to your loved ones. How? Well, you can now very easily order fresh flowers online and get them delivered anywhere in India. You absolutely don’t have to worry about the freshness of the flowers- whether you want the flowers to be delivered at 8 in the morning, 3 in the afternoon, 7 in the evening or 12 in the night- nothing but the best quality of fresh flowers will be delivered at any location you choose within India. So, don’t stress about it and send roses online!
Place the flowers away from direct sunlight
Direct sunlight will make your flower wilt sooner than anything else in the world. Therefore it’s very important to keep the fresh flowers away from direct sunlight and store them in a cool place (but remember, not too cold either).
Not just sunlight, but try to keep away your beautiful fresh flowers from any object that releases heat in general- it can be your room heater, water heater, gas oven, microwave, etc.
We hope these tips will help you preserve your beautiful flower gifts for a much longer period of time than usual so that you get to enjoy their beauty for more days than just one!