Floral HACK! Did you know adding bleach to your floral water makes them last longer?
Flowers are a beautiful addition to any home, office or event space, but it can be frustrating when they start wilting and drooping before you've had a chance to fully enjoy them. Thankfully, there's a simple hack that can help extend the life of your floral arrangements: adding bleach to the water!
Yes, you read that right. Bleach, the same household cleaning product that you use to disinfect your bathroom and kitchen, can actually help your flowers stay fresher for longer. But how does this work?
Well, flowers are living organisms, and just like any other living thing, they are susceptible to bacteria and other microorganisms. These bacteria can build up in the water that the flowers are sitting in, which can cause the flowers to wilt and die prematurely. Adding bleach to the water can help kill off these bacteria and keep the water clear, which in turn helps your flowers last longer.
So, how do you add bleach to your floral water? It's actually quite simple. All you need to do is dilute 1/4 teaspoon of bleach per 1/3 gallon of water. This is a very small amount of bleach, so you don't need to worry about it harming your flowers. In fact, many florists use this trick to keep their arrangements looking fresh for longer.
But wait, there's more! If you really want to give your flowers a boost, you can also add a teaspoon of sugar to the water. Just like people, flowers need food to survive, and the sugar can help keep them fed and nourished. This can also help keep the water clear, as the sugar provides nutrients that the bacteria in the water will feed on, rather than the flowers themselves.
So, the next time you bring home a beautiful bouquet of flowers, remember this simple hack to help them last longer. Dilute 1/4 teaspoon of bleach per 1/3 gallon of water, and add a teaspoon of sugar to keep your flowers fed. Not only will your floral arrangements look fresher for longer, but you'll also save money by not having to replace them as frequently.
Happy flower arranging!