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Bright, yellow, and delightful… sunflowers instantly remind you of peace and happiness! Not only do these flowers look unique and beautiful, but they also hold hidden meanings in various cultures. For example, sunflowers represent adoration, unconditional love, loyalty, and positivity in Singapore. So, if someone has recently gifted you a sunflower bouquet, you know how much you mean to them!
However, sunflowers start wilting once they are cut for bouquets and decorations like any plant. Thus, if you want to make it last longer, follow these handy tips.
When you bring the sunflower bouquet home, it’s time to get it going. The first step is to prepare a clean vase or container where you would be keeping them. Also, remember to trim the stems. Here’s a pro tip – always cut the stem at an angle since it reduces the air bubbles in the xylem, which can make it difficult for water to move up the stem.
You should put the flower in the vase full of water keeping the leaves above the waterline. Make sure to trim any leaves below the waterline. You should remove the leaves on the stem because if they are submerged in water, they will quickly rot and reduce the lifespan of your flowers.
Let’s take a little science ride here. Sunflowers also need food to remain alive, just like humans! Since they are cut from the plant, they can no longer synthesize their own food. Hence, if you want to keep the sunflowers blooming bright and fresh, feed them sugar and lemon. Ideally, mix one teaspoon of sugar with two teaspoons of lemon juice or one tablespoon of vinegar and put it in the vase. And voila! Your sunflowers won’t start to droop anytime soon!
We know how ironic it sounds to keep the sun away from sunflowers. Even a little kid knows a sunflower faces the sun. But the harsh truth is as soon as the flower is cut from the plant, it no longer wants that extra sunlight. Exposing the sunflowers in a vase in direct sunlight will do no good; instead, it will make them dry out fast.
At last, you can rearrange the sunflower bouquet in any way you choose, but remember to replenish the water and re-trim the stems. Sunflowers should remain fresh in the vase for roughly 6 to 12 days with proper maintenance.
Keep the ray of sunshine alive by incorporating these handy tips. A sunflower bouquet makes a perfect gift for congratulatory events, birthdays, dates, or whenever you like! Yes, you don’t need to have a reason to bring a smile to the faces of your loved ones. If you are looking for more such tips and information, talk to a reliable florist. Prince’s Flower Shop is a one-stop shop for all your needs that offer a vast range of bouquets, stands, and decorative arrangements. Make your loved one feel special by sending them a sunflower bouquet today!