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2 step cutting trick helps hydrangeas drink more and stay ‘fresher for longer’

“Because it has more surface area, you can even cut it up the stem and that’s even more surface area.”..READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶▶▶

Once trimmed, the stems should be placed straight into water that is slightly elevated in temperature, the content creator explained.

“I’m putting these in hot water,” she noted. “Hot water has less dissolved oxygen so more water gets up the stem versus air bubbles.”

If the flowers are coming to the end of their shelf-life and need a new lease of life, help may still be at hand, even if the stems aren’t taking enough water.

“In emergency situations where [the flower is] refusing to revive, fill a bowl with warm water, stick the heads in for a couple of hours, and usually it will perk back,” noted @tint-floral.

Viewers were pleasantly surprised by the tip, with one person writing: “Warm water! I had no idea, for some reason, I assumed warm water was bad for flowers.”

The content creator responded: “Bacteria grow faster in warm water. Maybe that’s where the assumption is from. But it’s a good tool to hydrate needy flowers and it’ll then get room temp.”

Others took to the comments to volunteer their own advice, with one writing: “Another top is to cut the step when it’s submerged in warm water, cutting them in the air can cause a small air bubble to get trapped in the stem.”

The content creator endorsed this advice as it minimises air bubbles in the xylem, which makes it harder for water to travel up the plant.

Plunging the bouquet into water immediately after the stems have been trimmed should also minimise the risk of air bubbles.

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