Add Copper Penny To Cut Tulips

I love spring tulips. Drop a copper penny in the water with tulips so they will stand erect and not open wide.

By linn.2009 from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

April 7, 20110 found this helpful

Wow. What good news, just as spring arrives. I googled and before placing tulips in clear water, drop in a copper penny. The copper in the penny works like an acidifier, decreasing the pH of the water.

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April 7, 20110 found this helpful

Sounds like a great idea but are pennies still made from 100% copper anymore? Just my two cents.

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