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Essential Care Tips for Cut Roses

Keeping your cut roses fresh and vibrant is an art. From the moment they leave Seasonal 'Scapes LI Florist, these tips will help you prolong their beauty and fragrance. Discover the secrets to maintaining your cut roses in perfect condition!


Proper Watering and Hydration for Cut Roses

Proper hydration is crucial for cut roses:

  • Water Quality: Use clean, room-temperature water in the vase. Change the water every 2-3 days to prevent bacterial growth.
  • Trimming Stems: Cut about an inch off the stems at a 45-degree angle under water to prevent air embolism.
  • Flower Food: Use the flower food provided by us or make a homemade mix with 1 teaspoon sugar, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and a few drops of bleach per liter of water.

Ideal Environment for Cut Roses

The right environment can extend the life of your roses:

  • Location: Keep roses away from direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources.
  • Humidity: High humidity helps roses stay hydrated. Consider placing a humidifier nearby or a shallow water tray for indirect humidity.

Handling and Displaying Cut Roses

Proper handling is key:

  • Handling: Handle roses gently to avoid bruising. Remove any leaves that will be below the waterline to prevent decay.
  • Display: Choose a clean vase and fill it with enough water. Arrange roses in a way that allows air circulation.

Common Issues with Cut Roses and Solutions

Even with the best care, cut roses can face some challenges. Here's how to address them:

1. Wilting

  • Cause: Air bubbles in stems, dehydration, or bacterial growth.
  • Solution: Re-cut the stems under water and place them in fresh water with flower food.

2. Petal Drop

  • Cause: Ethylene exposure from fruits or aging flowers.
  • Solution: Keep roses away from fruit and remove wilting flowers from the arrangement.

3. Brown Edges on Petals

  • Cause: Too much fluoride in water or exposure to extreme temperatures.
  • Solution: Use filtered water and maintain a consistent, moderate temperature around your roses.

4. Drooping Heads

  • Cause: Poor water uptake due to air blockages or bacteria in stems.
  • Solution: Re-cut the stems and immerse the entire rose, including the head, in water for an hour.

5. Cloudy Vase Water

  • Cause: Bacterial growth in the water.
  • Solution: Change the water regularly and clean the vase thoroughly before refilling.

6. Fading Color and Fragrance

  • Cause: Natural aging of the roses or exposure to excessive light.
  • Solution: To prolong color and fragrance, keep roses in a cooler, shaded area. Avoid direct sunlight and excessive heat which can accelerate aging.

7. Mold Growth on Petals or Stems

  • Cause: High humidity or stagnant water can lead to mold growth, especially if the roses are kept in a poorly ventilated area.
  • Solution: Ensure the roses are in a well-ventilated area. If you notice early signs of mold, gently remove the affected petals and change the water in the vase. Avoid overcrowding in the vase to improve air circulation around the stems and petals.

With these expert tips from Seasonal 'Scapes LI Florist, your cut roses will remain stunning and fresh longer. Should you have any specific questions or need further guidance, our team is always here to assist you!

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Looking for exquisite roses or need expert care advice? Visit Seasonal 'Scapes LI Florist in North Westport, NY, or contact us for personalized guidance. We're dedicated to enriching your floral experience!