How Long Can Flowers Go Without Water: Guide to Cut Flowers

This article provides tips and tricks for extending the life of bouquets. Most flowers can last 3-6 days without water because they wilt when they don't receive enough water to transport nutrients and moisture up their stems. Factors that affect how long flowers last without water include the type of flower, size of the bloom, climate conditions, exposure to sunlight, humidity levels, and temperature. To extend the life of flowers, cut the stems regularly, add sugar or floral preservative to the water, ensure leaves don't touch the water, keep the flowers cool, and change the water every 2-3 days. It is possible to save wilting flowers by adding sugar and placing them in the fridge. Dried and wilted flowers can be dried and pressed, used to extract essential oils, or composted.

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