When you buy a bunch of cut flowers, you want them to look beautiful for as long as possible. We’ve all had this happen at one time or another: we come home with a pretty bunch of flowers only to discover a few days later that they’ve already begun to wilt. What a shame! So, which cut flowers will last a long time? This article introduces you to some of them.

Which cut flowers will last a long time?

Cut Anthurium flowers can easily remain attractive in a vase for two to three weeks. These are long-lasting flowers with sturdy stems. Anthuriumsare easy to care for and generally require little to stay beautiful for a long period of time.

Anthuriums are available as cut flowers and pot plants in a wide range of sizes and varieties. Their flowers vary in shape as well: choose from heart-shaped, tulip-shaped or elongated flowers. And that’s not all, because they are also available in a wide range of colours including pink, orange, purple, yellow, salmon, brown and even black. If you want to make it even more colourful, choose a variety with multicoloured flowers.

Also read: Where can you order Anthurium flowers?

Other examplesof flowers with a long vase life include chrysanthemums and carnations. As chrysanthemums are also available in many different colours, they add a summery feel to any room. They can easily last for three weeks. Carnations, too, have a vase life of three to four weeks.

Care

If you want to enjoy your flowers for a long time, proper care must be given. After all, even low-maintenance flowers won’t last long without the correct treatment. So always start with the flower care immediately after you buy a fresh bunch of flowers. Remove all the packaging material and rubber bands and shorten the stems a couple of centimetres by cutting them at an angle. Also remove leaves that might fall below the surface of the water which will help prevent bacterial growth.

Set the vase of flowers where they will receive daylight but not direct sunlight. Replace the water once a week and also trim another centimetre from the stems right before putting the flowers back in the vase. This will make them last even longer!

Also read: How to make a bunch of cut flowers last even longer