How to Revive Wilting Cut Flowers

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Reviving a wilted cut flower requires cutting the bottom of the stem at an angle, which increases the surface area where the flower absorbs water. Keep the water fresh everyday for longer-lasting fresh flowers with helpful advice from the owner of a... View Video Transcript

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Karen Rodowicz

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Hi I'm Karen Rodowicz with JK Flowers and I'm here to help you to regain that wilted flower in that arrangement. We all get those arrangements from time to time where that one flower just seems to droop over. Well there's a few ways to help revive that. The first off and the easiest way is just to take your flower stem and cut it on an angle at the bottom. Stick it back again in water and within a couple hours, it should revive it's bloom. If it doesn't, take it back out of the water again, re-cut the stem on the bottom, you then want to submerge the stem up to the bloom in water. The easiest place to do that could be in your bathtub or in a tall vase. Leave that there for a couple of hours. Once the bloom starts to revive, you can take it out of the water and you can place it back in your arrangement. 90% of the time the reason for your wilting bloom is because there is an air bubble in the stem of the flower. So to get it out safely is to submerge it in water. I hope this was helpful, once again I'm Karen Rodowicz with JK Flowers.