Potted flower tricks last longer. Try not to mix the flowers, with the exception of those in the field; Do not fill the vase to the top. Water up to a little less than half the container is enough; Change the water in the toilet every day; Remove the leaves from the stem that will stay in the water; In the case of roses, before putting them in water, rub the tip of the stalk; Flowers with a thick stalk, such as amaryllis or gerbera, for example, take longer to wither if you put water inside the stalk.
So that the water does not come out, just “cover” the stalk with cotton;
Avoid mixing aspirin, sugar, or other homemade product with your arrangement water. For the flowers to last longer, the best thing is to use powdered preservatives, suitable for this purpose, found in flower arranging stores.
To make your arrangement, buy only fresh flowers, with firm buds and still a little closed;
Always use clean water. Cloudy water or reused water from another arrangement can lead to the proliferation of fungi;
Very soft buds or yellowish foliage indicate that the flowers are already past the point and should not last too long;
Before placing your flowers in the vase with water, remember to cut a few centimeters from the stalk, always diagonally, so that the plant has the maximum absorption area;
To revive withered roses, place some ice cubes in the vase of water.
Add alcohol to the water in flower pots. In addition to eliminating the bad smell, they last longer.
The flowers will remain fresh longer when 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of sugar are added to the vase water.
Place the flowers in the vase only after the water is at room temperature. They will give you joy for much longer!
Flowers in Earth Pots and Gardeners
Drainage: Place expanded clay around water outlets.
Types of Plants: Opt for plants that have few roots and shrubs that accept frequent pruning.
Leave your plants on wet bricks: plants naturally absorb the water they need.
Flowers in an indoor garden
Water: Check the humidity daily to avoid excesses.
Land quality: Use topsoil, or organic material .
Choose plants that need little light and ventilation, such as the peace lily, chefleras, marantas, dracenas and others.
The water that boils eggs and the water that comes out of frozen fish are great fertilizers for plants, as they contain mineral salts.
Potted Flowers: Management to Keep Them Healthier and Beautiful
Keep your plants in clay pots, which let the soil breathe better;
Spray them with filtered water once a week to help the accumulated particles reach the ground;
The variety to choose from is great. There are shrubs, flowering species, hangings, small trees. The color and size of flowers change a lot;
Do not forget to always check that there are no pests, and keep the plants free from dry leaves and branches;
Pruning and fertilization are also essential, always observing the ideal period and quantities indicated for each cultivated species.
Watering of the Vases
Every plant has a need for water. To find out if your plant needs water, place your finger in the substrate, pressing it.
If the finger becomes dirty, with particles adhered, it does not need to get wet.
If your finger is practically clean, just with dry dust, it’s time to water.
If the plants you have in small pots don’t seem to get watered well, you can use the following trick:
To make sure the soil is evenly moist, place the vase in a basin of water, (one finger below the edge of the vase) and allow enough time for the air bubbles to run out. You will have a moistened vase evenly.
Clean the plants, removing old, dry and diseased flowers and leaves.
Potted Flowers: Absence Watering System
You can produce an automatic irrigation system very easily:
Make a “wick” with twisted string or another type of absorbent material. Then stick one end of the wick into the earth in the pot and the other end into a container with water.
Place the container at the same height as the vase(s) to facilitate the transfer of water, pay attention to the moisture in the wick and in the soil.
Don’t forget that plants need rain, their leaves… need this washing to be able to “breathe”.
Never let water accumulate in the dish, this can cause root rot and plant death especially when facing the sun.
Protect them from this and the wind with your own net, in the form of a shelter.
Get a box full of sand or moistened earth and bury the pots there, after they are saturated with water.