Use Sprite to Preserve Cut Flowers

A beautiful bunch of flowers for Mother's Day.
Sprite, 7Up, or other citrus based sodas help extend the freshness of cut flowers. The acid from the citrus improves the uptake of water keeping them hydrated and the sugar adds a food source. So use full-on citrus soda, not diet, and enjoy that bouquet longer.

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October 16, 2013

To make cut flowers last for weeks instead of days, use 7-Up or Sprite instead of water. Cut the ends every other day or so and freshen the liquid. Roses last for weeks!

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From a professional florist the sugar in the soft drink helps to feed the flower but it also encourages bacterial growth. Use a professional flower food that you can purchase from a real brick and mortar florist. It is inexpensive, but will really make the flowers last a lot longer. Cut the stems daily if you can ( depending upon the water or foam) and keep the flowers as cool as possible and "overnight them" in a darker place.


Of course no roses last for weeks, but starting out with fresh product from a real florist will make a huge difference!

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May 17, 2017

If our kids give us flowers, it really melt our hearts. We want to preserve those flowers to last long. Three days before Mother's Day, my two little angels gave me flowers. Because I wanted them to last longer, I just prepared one glass of Sprite. Yeah you heard me, Sprite, mommies!

In a vase half filled with water, pour in the glass of Sprite. Then put those special flowers that your sons and daughters gave to you. They will last for 10 days, and those petals will not pull off easily. This a special tip.

Happy Mother's Day to All!

Adding Sprite to a glass for Mother's Day flowers.
Adding Sprite to the vase for Mother's Day flowers.
Roses in a vase for Mother's Day.
A beautiful bunch of flowers for Mother's Day.
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