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Flower Preservative

Use a good commercial flower preservative in
your water to extend life of your flowers.

Cutting Stems

Use a knife to cut the bottom of the stems at an
angle. Do not use scissors as they clamp the stem

Use Clorox Bleach
Use 6-8 drops of Clorox Unscented Bleach per
gallon of water

Clean Vase
Make sure you are using a vase that has been
thoroughly cleaned. All leaves should be outside
of the vase to ensure that water is free of dirt and

Replace water every 3-4 days, or as you see the
water is turning cloudy and murky. The chlorine
(bleach) treatment mentioned above should be
useful to eliminate the growth of bacteria in the