There are many home remedies to preserve flowers and help them stay fresher for longer. Some work but, most do nothing and can be in fact harmful to the flowers.
Flower food or a commercial floral preservative is readily available on the market, inexpensive and far superior to any home remedy. The solution allows the correct concentration in the water levels, a feature that is nearly impossible to achieve with a home remedy.
However, if you do not have access to a bottle of flower food, here is an alternative.
- To one gallon of water add one 12 ounce can of any brand of a clear lemon-lime soft drink.
- The sugar will provide food for the flowers and the citric acid will lower the pH of the water.
- Additionally, add one tablespoon of chlorine based bleach to the one gallon solution. This will serve as a biocide and help keep the water clean.
Do you have any other home remedies that you can recommend?