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Roses - Facts and advice on care

Have you received a bouquet of beautiful roses? Take part in our best tips to make your roses stay beautiful for a long time. The secret is love, fresh water and a little nutrition.

What says love more than a bouquet of gorgeous roses? Properly cared for, the messenger of romance can stand beautifully for over a week, sometimes even longer! Read our top tips to maximize the life of your bouquet.

This is how you make the roses live longer

We take it from the beginning

Start by giving the roses a diagonal cut. Use a knife or other cutting tool. If you use scissors, the stems are pressed together and weaken the rose's ability to absorb water. The cut should be approx. 2 cm long, the longer the cut, the better the rose absorbs the water. Put the roses in the vase immediately after you have cut the stems so that they do not suck in air, this is what causes the roses to wither.

rose with a drawing of a knife

Prevent nodding roses

Do not remove the packaging immediately, give your bouquet a moment to get used to the room temperature, it prevents nodding roses. Roses can be very sensitive. And if they have been without water for a long time, they may have managed to suck up air bubbles in the stems. By giving your roses slightly longer diagonal cuts and placing them in warm water while they are still wrapped in paper, you will prevent nodding roses. If they still hang upside down, you can wrap them in a paper cone to prop them up for a few hours or overnight. When they have regained their resilience, replace the water with cold water so that no unwanted bacteria enter the vase.

Bouquet of red and pink roses

Roses want a clean vase and cold water

Use a clean vase that does not contain residues of bacteria from an old bouquet, wash it thoroughly. New findings say that all flowers must have called water because it inhibits the growth of bacteria. Remember to remove the leaves that come below the water line, as they contaminate the water. If you get nutrition for your bouquet, you pour this into the water, it extends its shelf life. Remember to check and adjust the water level in the vase every day, roses are thirsty flowers! During the night you can put your roses in a cool place and they will last longer.

vase being cleaned with brush

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