Displaying a fresh bouquet of flowers is an easy way to make your home look better and smell nicer. The only problem is that some flowers don’t last for too long after you receive a flower delivery. The good news is that’s not the case across the board. Here are a few of the flowers that last longer than most:
- Zinnias: With the ability to last 24 days, zinnias are among the longest-lasting flowers on our list. Just be sure to change the water every two days to keep them alive for this long.
- Orchids: Though they’re delicate in appearance, orchids can last for up to three weeks in a vase. Although they’re all hearty, cymbidiums are the flowers in the orchid family that last the longest.
- Carnations: Besides their beautiful appearance, one of the reasons carnations are among the most-gifted flowers is the fact that they can last anywhere from two to three weeks before dying.
- Delphiniums: The vibrant blue and purple hues in delphiniums can last for up to two weeks. You’ll just need to keep these flowers away from fresh produce because the gasses released can harm delphiniums.
- Chrysanthemums: As long as you keep them trimmed and the water is changed every few days, chrysanthemums can last for up to 25 days. Buy flowers with a long stem because you’ll be snipping them frequently.
- Gladiolus: These beautiful flowers can last for 10 days. However, they’re among some of the thirstiest flowers on our list—be sure to keep an eye on the water level in your vase.
How can I prolong my flowers’ lifespan?
Even if you don’t buy any of the flowers mentioned above from your flower-delivery service, you can still keep your flowers lasting longer by following these tips:
- Buy from a reputable florist: Instead of picking your flowers up from a grocery store, always buy them from a professional florist. Florists only carry fresh flowers, and they know how to care for them before they’re delivered, so they’re sure to last for a while once you bring them home.
- Change the water: We mentioned this point above, but you can’t just let your flowers sit in that same old water for weeks on end. Water gets full of bacteria over time—especially as petals begin to drop into the vase—so wash your vase frequently and change the water every couple of days.
- Avoid direct sunlight: Flowers need some sunlight to prosper once you bring them home, but putting them in a window where they’ll receive direct sunlight is a no-no. The sun’s heat will cause the flowers to wilt prematurely, as will placing them near any appliances that generate a ton of heat.
Be sure to buy your flowers from It’s Just For You Flower Delivery
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