The Effect of Sugared Water on Plants

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Sugared water for a plant can keep the water from becoming stale, which makes the cut flower last longer in a vase, but fresh water is still the best way to keep flowers fresh. Understand the effect of sugared water on plants with information from a... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment I am going to talk about the effects of sugared water on plants. Now everyone wants to tell you what to do with your water or your plants and you have got to use distilled water or sugared water, put aspirin in your water but my theory on this is I would prefer fresh water as opposed to Kool Aid any day although Kool Aid is pretty good too but with my plants and my flowers I have found it is better to change out the water every two days and cut the stems on your cut flowers than to add the sugar water because the sugar is just stopping the water from going stale and so in the end you don't want to give your guest water that has been sitting out for a few days but you don't want to give your plants and your flowers water that has been sitting out or has some artificial ingredients added so I have found that sugar water is great because it does have that sugar water that sometimes sustains your flowers a little bit longer. In the end cutting the stems a few inches and adding fresh water every couple days is going to make your flowers last longer than anything else that you can do and just by leaving them in the basement or in the garage wherever it is cooler when you are sleeping or when you are gone during the day you'll find that your flowers will last a lot longer in the end that way too. So there really is no need to add sugared water to your flowers because in the end fresh water is all they want.