9 Ways How To Keep Roses Alive

How To Keep Roses Alive
How To Keep Roses Alive

Red roses have long been a part of our history and have been depicted in many works of art from classical painting, poetry, modern media, and music. Throughout time, the red rose, in its inescapable beauty, has been a source of inspiration and joy in conveying the deepest contents of the heart. Shakespeare wrote about the sweet smell of roses, dreams of sleeping in a bed of roses, and pausing to smell the roses, so many expressions are expressed by roses!

This flower is believed to be a symbol of love and romance, but red roses have a stronger meaning. In Greek and Roman mythology, red roses are associated with the goddess of love. The bouquet of red roses that you give to your partner is not only a symbol of love and fidelity but also the passion and desire to be able to stay close to your loved ones. Even not only as a symbol of love but a bouquet of red roses can also be given as an expression of apology or apology to someone who has been or is being betrayed or disappointed. Although in the end, the expression of apology is actually to show that you still really love or care for the person. However, if you give the most beautiful flowers to someone or a group of people who are not your lover, the benefits of the red rose flower arrangement that you give can be interpreted as a truly sincere expression as an apology for bad deeds.

Roses can last a long time if they are cared for properly. Roses can also quickly wither if left alone. In fact, how to care for roses so they don’t wither is easy to apply. Of course, it just takes a little patience.

1. Buy Cut Roses at a Trusted Store or Florist

Buy Cut Roses at a Trusted Store or Florist
Buy Cut Roses at a Trusted Store or Florist

If you don’t cut roses from your own plants, try to buy them from a reputable florist/store. It’s even better if you buy it from someone you know well. That way you’ll get freshly cut roses instead of one that’s been on display for a week.

Ask the shop/florist, which flowers are sent to the shop when it is still very early. Then choose among the freshest.

Choose roses that are stored in a refrigerator, as they tend to stay fresher longer than those placed outside at room temperature.

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2. Check Roses for Broken or Broken Petals

Check The Rose First
Check The Rose First

Pay close attention to the color of the entire rose petal. Check the tips of the petals to make sure they are in good condition, not damaged, or have turned brown (a sign of wilting). When you bring it home, you can remove the damaged outer lid but there’s not much you can do to improve the appearance of the damaged inner lid. Whole petals are more attractive and their freshness will last longer than damaged petals.

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3. Soak Roses in Water on the Way Home

Removing rose stems from the water even for a few minutes will be detrimental because it causes the freshness of the roses to not last long. When you go to the florist, you may need to take a bucket filled with enough water with you so you have a container to keep your roses fresh on the way home. If you can’t carry a bucket, ask the florist to place the roses you bought in a container of water.

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4. Trim the Stalks in the Water

Cutting rose stems in water keeps the flowers fresh by preventing air from entering through the bottom of the stem. Because, when the air enters, the condition of the flower will soon deteriorate—start to wither. Apparently, the same method is also used when cutting apples and avocados so they don’t turn brown and mushy. You can cut them under a stream or in water.

5. Use Knife or Crop Scissors

A sharp knife or shears are the best tools to use for cutting rose stems. Use standard plant shears that press the stems well to keep them from absorbing water effectively so they don’t die/wilt faster. 

Cut the stems of the roses at a 45-degree angle, which will make it easier to put them in the water. Make sure that the cutting tool you use is really very clean. After each use, the pruning shears should always be washed in hot soapy water or a mild bleach solution.

6. Remove the Leaves from the Stem

Don't Forget to Remove The Leaf
Don’t Forget to Remove The Leaf

The part of the stalk to be immersed in water must be completely free of leaves. Because the leaves that are submerged in water will soon rot and cause a buildup of bacteria in the vase, making the flowers wither faster. You can leave a few leaves at the top of the stem, but be sure to throw away anything that will soak in the water in the vase.

7. Make Cuts Every Few Days

Trimming the rose stalk every few days will help it suck in water more effectively, as over time the submerged ends of the stems become mushy and damaged. Do the same as when you cut in the first step. Always make sure that the cutting tool you use is clean, cut underwater at an angle of 45 degrees.

8. Use A Clean Vase and Fill It with Fresh Water

If you only wash the vase between uses, bacteria may still live in the vase and potentially damage the fresh roses. Clean the vase you will be using with hot soapy water, and scrub the inside of the vase with a bottle brush. Rinse thoroughly before using it.

Once cut, roses tend to absorb a lot of water. Fill the flower vase with fresh water from the tap to about 3/4 of the way. Then, arrange the roses into the vase with the stems about 2.5 cm from the base. This arrangement will make it easier for the rose stem to absorb the water it needs to keep it fresh.

9. Change The Water Every Few Days

Every two days or so, change the water in the vase to ensure bacterial growth won’t damage your flowers. Fill a vase with fresh water and add a little bleach. Cut off the bottom of the rose stalk and put it back into the vase.


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