How Long Do Cut Plants Live in Water?

Cut flowers can live as long as 2 weeks in water after being cut. Try adding 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of bleach to a gallon of water, when changing the water every 2 days.

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