Flowers are pleasing and elegant. The excitement they bring can be extra delightful when they come from a special person. Apart from the aesthetic quality flowers from 1StopFlorists cheap flower delivery provide, they also have a positive effect on our physical and mental health. This makes it paramount that you give them adequate care by providing an environment where they can survive.
Flowers need proper nurturing so they can continue to bloom and remain colourful.
This may sound like a lot of work, but it isn’t. You can take care of your flowers by following these easy steps.
Provide a regular supply of freshwater
An increase in bacteria cuts down the vase life of flowers, according to research published by the International Society for Horticultural Science. Plants carry bacteria on their stems and leaves which multiply when placed in water. You can prevent bacteria from causing harm to your flower by regularly changing the water. You can also treat the water with sugar or vinegar to minimize the growth of bacteria, and keep your flowers looking fresh.
The flower’s stem is important
The stem performs many functions for the flower. Like our veins and arteries, it provides a pathway that ensures water, nutrients and food reaches all parts of the flower. The stem is also important because it structures the flower in a way that to allows it to photosynthesize efficiently. So it is important that when you’re changing the water, you individually cut each stem at an angle of 45 degrees. Cutting the stem this way helps the flower absorb more water, which prolongs its life.
Flowers need sunlight to survive because, without it, they can’t photosynthesize. You have to find a spot in your house where your flower can get enough sunlight. You have to keep an eye out for the temperature because extreme changes can harm the growth of your flower, according to research. Flowers come in different types and react to their external environment differently. So you have to know your flower to provide the right environment for it.
Clear out fallen leaves
Although leaves falling off flowers is normal, it is a sign something isn’t right. Leaves fall from flowers for a couple of reasons. It can be due to a change in weather condition, or a lack of clean water. You can remedy the situation by providing correct sunlight, and, or freshwater. Fallen leaves, however, encourage the growth of bacteria, so you must remove them when sighted.
Prune your flowers
Pruning your flowers requires that you cut wilting or overgrown branches. This allows your flower to grow properly as energy will be conserved and efficiently distributed around the flower. So to keep the bloom of your flowers elegant, you have to take out the part of it that is dead. When pruning your flower, make use of appropriate tools designed for flowers. Using regular tools like scissors can hinder your flower’s ability to absorb water.