Why Does Aspirin Preserve Cut Flowers?

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Aspirin is thought to preserve cut flowers because of the acidity, but fresh water every couple of days is the best way to keep cut flowers looking fresh. Trim the stems of cut flowers at an angle with helpful advice from the owner of a flower shop in... View Video Transcript

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Karen Rodowicz

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Hi I'm Karen Rodowicz with JK Flowers and I am here to tell you about placing an aspirin in your fresh flower bouquet. Some people believe that if you drop an aspirin in the vase of the water of a fresh flower bouquet it will help make your flower bouquet last longer. To be honest that's just an old wive's tale. They believe that the acidity of the aspirin will help the flowers last longer but it really doesn't do much. The easiest way to keep your flowers in bloom is just change the water every two days. Keep your flowers in lukewarm water and keep them out of the direct sunlight. If you have a problem just make sure you cut the bottom of each flower at an angle and your flowers will last for at least a week. If you feel like you need to put some food in there, get some floral food from your local florists and maybe even add a little bit of sugar but an aspirin really does not help with your fresh flower bouquet. I hope this was helpful in creating a myth. I'm Karen Rodowicz of JK Flowers.