8 Secrets To Extend The Life Of Your Flowers

You always get excited upon receiving beautiful bouquets, and then get slightly disappointed when it comes to throwing them out a few days later? Did it ever thought there are a few tricks to extend their life?

  1. Found in every household, aspirin is a true savior for flowers. Crush a pill and add it in the water.

Other household goods that can be used instead are: a multivitamin pill, a teaspoon of sugar or a bit of salt and baking soda. Don’t forget to change the water every other day.

  1. Flowers will live longer if you add half a spoon of bleach in a litre of water. Adding a teaspoon of sugar will do as much good, especially since this method kills bacteria as well.
  1. A cooper coin added in the same vase as a bouquet will extend its life, since cooper is a known material to fight bacteria.


  1. Did it ever occur that the same method that keeps your hairstyle in place will do the same for your favorite flowers? Next time you get a pretty bouquet try spraying the inside leaves and petals.
  1. Fizzy drink. It boosts your energy, and can do the same to flowers. Just pour half a glass in the same water. Another tip is using Sprite or 7-Up if you want to use a clear vase and not ruin its aspect.
  1. Mix 3 teaspoons of sugar with 2 teaspoons of white vinegar and add ½ litre of water. This will nurture the flowers and keep bacteria away!
  1. Another popular method is combining 2 teaspoons of vinegar with 2 teaspoons of sugar and adding the mixture in the water. Change the water as often as possible for best results.
  1. The secret to enjoying your flowers more is keeping the bacteria under control and not offering it food. Add a bit of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar in the water, repeating the process every time you change the water.