LifestyleInstagram hack revives wilting flowers in minutes

Instagram hack revives wilting flowers in minutes

How to revive wilting flowers?
How to revive wilting flowers?
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10 July 2024 18:12

Do you have a bouquet of wilting flowers at home? Before you throw them away, try a trending trick on Instagram. "Wow, I'm shocked," we read in the comments.

Is there anything more beautiful than a vase filled with fresh flowers? We can choose from many extraordinary species in the summer, such as gerberas, lilies, peonies, or roses. After bringing them home, you should put them in a vase filled with water as quickly as possible to prevent them from wilting.

It happens that flowers wilt after just a few days. Many factors influence this, such as not changing the water often enough or high room temperature. However, you don't have to throw them away immediately. If you want to restore their former appearance, try the Instagram trick that is becoming increasingly popular.

Trim and place in boiling water. flowers will revive before your eyes

Although fresh flowers are beautiful, they are not very durable. After a few days, the petals fall, and the stems wrinkle. It doesn't look perfect. In such a situation, most of us throw them into the bin. It turns out there is a simple trick to extend the life of flowers, as demonstrated by an influencer who publishes on Instagram as @paulina.czajka_.

On her profile, she shares tips about cleaning and organising spaces. In one of her latest videos, she showed how to revive wilting flowers. The post gathered over 10,000 likes. "Wow, is this not a joke?" "I'm shocked," "I must try it," "I've never seen anything like it" – we read in the comments.

How to do it: Bring water to a boil and pour it into a cup. Meanwhile, take care of the flowers. Remove the dried-up leaves and trim the stem by about 2-3 centimetres. Place the prepared bouquet in the cup filled with hot water and put it in a well-lit area. After a few hours, they will regain their former look.

Crumble and place in the vase. Flowers will last longer

Fresh flowers, kept in proper condition, retain their appearance for a week. There are a few tricks to extend their freshness. How to do it? Get some activated charcoal or aspirin. Add it to a vase filled with clean, cold water, then place the flowers in it.

Both preparations contain ingredients that inhibit bacterial growth, thus slowing down the plant's decomposition process. Remember to change the water regularly and keep the vase away from sunlight. Follow these rules, and the flowers will stay beautiful for up to two weeks.

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